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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 LGBTQ experiences. Works have been seen at Activate Midwest, 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 We/US: Monologues for the Gender Minority (2022), Best Women's Monologues of 2021, The Kilroys List (2020), and Best Men's Monologues of 2019. Amber was Artist-in-Resident at The Mitten Lab in 2019 and resident playwright at Queer Theatre Kalamazoo in the 2019-2020 season. Amber graduated with an MFA in playwriting from Western Michigan University in 2020 and is a dissertator in Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison. As a scholar, Amber studies LGBT theater in the late 20th century, theater as an expression of historiographical and archival research, and how documentary theater allows theater practitioners and audiences to revive the past, recontextualize the present as the future’s history, and collectively envision their future.

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