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About Me

Amber Palmer’s plays revolve around the exploration of complex emotions and identity through heightened, often fantastical circumstances with a particular focus on Midwestern and Appalachian queer experiences. Works have been seen at Flint Repertory Theatre, American Stage's 21st Century Voices, Bristol Valley Theatre, Pegasus PlayLab, Women's Theatre Festival, and elsewhere. Awards include The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Gary Garrison Award for Outstanding Ten Minute Play (National Winner 2021), City Theatre's National Award for Short Playwriting (Finalist, 2019 and 2020), and The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play (National Finalist, 2021). Works have been included in The Kilroys List (2020), Best Men's Monologues of 2019, and Best Women's Monologues of 2021. Amber was Artist-in-Resident at The Mitten Lab in 2019 and resident playwright at Queer Theatre Kalamazoo in the 2019-2020 season. Amber is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison and acts as literary manager and a board member of StageQ. MFA Western Michigan University (2020).