Playwright, Director, Voice Over Coach
Amy Hartman’s first play Animal Medicine was a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference. Henry Hill was also a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference and was produced at The Playwrights Theatre of Pittsburgh. Half of Zero was produced by the New Group Theater, North Carolina School for the Arts, and the winner of the Pittsburgh Playwright’s Festival in Black and White. Chaucer’s Trash was finalist at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Pretty Peggy was produced by Barebones Productions. The Chicken Snake was awarded The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, selected by The Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab, received its world premier at The Point Park Repertory Company January 2008 and has been nominated for the American Critics Award. America’s Most Wanted was read at the Women’s Theatre Alliance in Chicago in the summer of 2007, was developed at Luna Stage in Montclair, New Jersey, in the New Moon Reading Series. Mazel was commissioned by The Holocaust Center and deals with the true experiences of the Eastern European Jewish survivors living in Pittsburgh; it premiered at The Pittsburgh Jewish Theatre. The play was developed at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Mad Honey has received a roundtable reading at The Lark Development Center in NYC and received a workshop production at Bloomington Playwrights Project and will be produced by Un’Seemed Shakespeare June of 2010. Disinfecting Edwin is part of the Diverse City Theatre’s Green Room Reading Series and was produced at Open Stage April 2009. Mercy and the Fire fly came out of a fifteen minute play for Bricolage Theatre’s Bus 3 Urban Scrawl the full length was commissioned by Diverse City Theatre in NYC and was given a workshop development at Luna Stage in the fall of 2009; it will be produced at Luna Stage and The Playhouse Rep in 2010. Amy is the playwright in residence at Pittsburgh Playworks and is writing a commissioned play called Smoke Jumper. She is also currently working in concert with women recovering from Domestic Violence in a weekly writing workshop creating their own play Through the Cracks. Amy’s plays are represented by Ron Gwiazda at Abrams Artist Agency.
Amy has voiced, produced and directed many network promos, national radio and television commercials, cartoons, video games, audio books, answering services, training material… you name it. Some of her work includes The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet & The Food Network, the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-winning documentary, Raising the Titanic. National commercial spots include American Express, American Greeting Cards, Pittsburgh Paints, Pepsi, Levi Jeans, Clairol, McDonald’s, Bruegger’s Bagels, Virginia Lottery, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lotteries, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as well as Mercy Hospital, Allegheny and Magee Hospitals in Pittsburgh. Giant Eagle, Foodland, Roomful Express, GNC, and Dicks Sporting Goods to name a few. Amy is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity. She has both taught and guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Washington, Point Park University, Hunter College, CCAC and NYU. She’s produced over two hundred demos for actors including Mike DelGaudio aka: Booth Junkie. She has both voiced and directed audio books, including The Diversity Dialogs with NPR. Amy is available for private coaching, and corporate training.
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