Amy Crider

Playwright and Novelist

Born in Cleveland in 1961, Amy Crider was raised in rural upstate New York. She earned a BA in theater from Goddard College, then an MA in education, and didn't return to theater until 2008, when she completed the writing program at the original Second City. After ten years with Chicago Dramatists, she capped her studies with their inaugural Master Class.

"The priest doesn't save you by his sermon. He saves you because water is turned into wine and wine is turned into blood. You are saved through wonder. Theater is that kind of wonder."


Amy Crider is a playwright and novelist.

Most of her plays are on the National New Play Exchange.

You can hear her work on the audio theater podcast Continuous Dream, or if you prefer to use Apple Podcasts, that is here.

News for 2021:

Disorder, a murder mystery novel, won the University of New Orleans Lab Prize. Coming out in November, it can be pre-ordered here.

Fourteen won the Tennessee Williams One Act Play Contest. It can be viewed here.

Metadata had its world premiere in September, directed by Davette J. Franklin at Dreamers YOLO Studio in Chicago. We'll be posting the video later in the fall. Replying to my submission, Clubbed Thumb Theatre commented: "It's at once a rivetingly paranoid, gently Kafka-esque fable for the digital age, and a very grounded, lovingly-observed portrait of a fraying relationship."