Photo by Courtney Conk.
Amy Salloway has been called "hilariously self-loathing", "gifted at creating comedy from pain and embarrassment", and "the queen of self-deprecation", and she takes all of that as a compliment. Amy grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduated Summa cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa in Theatre and Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and has lived most of her adult years in Seattle and Minneapolis. In August of 2003, after developing spoken word pieces and monologues at Minneapolis performance venues like Patrick's Cabaret, Balls and HotBed, Amy created her first solo show, "Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?", which debuted in the Minnesota Fringe Theatre Festival and made Lavender Magazine's annual 'Best of' list for "Best Solo Performance". Since then, she's written two more shows - 2005's "So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!", and "Circumference"in 2006/2007 - and now all three pieces tour to Fringes, solo festivals, theatres, performance events and booked gigs in the US, Canada and beyond. Their cumulative stops have included the UNO Festival in Victoria, BC; Oh Solo Mio in London, ON; Cape May Stage's Flying Solo Series; Open Stage Theatre in Harrisburg, PA; StageNorth Theatre in Washburn, WI; Six Figure Theatre's Artists of Tomorrow series in NYC; the Manhattan JCC; Fresno's Rogue Festival; the Her-icane Festival of Women's Theatre in Saskatoon; the Baltimore Creative Alliance; the Columbus GLBT Theatre Festival (where Amy won "Best Script" and "Best Solo Show"); the International TeatroNetto Festival of Solo Performance in Jaffa, Israel; the Actor's Theatre of Minnesota, and the Fringes in Thunder Bay, Halifax (Best of Venue), Ottawa ("Must-See Show"), Orlando ("Must-See Show"), Cincinnati (Critic's Pick), Calgary ("Top 5 Shows To See"), Victoria, Vancouver (Pick of the Fringe), the Berkshires, and Winnipeg (Best of Fest 2006 and 2008).
Amy's performed her work on MPR's "In the Loop" and CBC's "Definitely Not The Opera", and as part of the new Twin Cities monologue collective Rockstar Storytellers. She's also been a substitute theatre instructor and playwright for Interact Center for the Arts - a theatre company for artists with disabilities -- where she served as lead writer for two company-developed musicals: "Future Perfect", and "The Broken Brain Summit", which won a 2008 Ivey Award for Originality. She was awarded a VSA Artist Recognition Grant in 2007.
REALLY IMPORTANT and EXCITING new info!!!
Amy's OWN website: www.amysalloway.com -- is finally up and fully running, and now is the "Alpha" location at which to get info about all of Amy's solo productions -- where they'll be performed, how to book them, and so on! Please visit www.amysalloway.com to see all the exciting stuff that's there!
Amy's video clips are located at:
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Actor, Artist, Diarist, Editor, Essayist, Humorist, Improv Artist, Performing Artist, Playwright, Literary, Poet, Spoken Word, Storyteller, Writer
Some Stuff About Me.
So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!
Heebs and Dweebs
Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?
The Advice People
Teaching and Workshops
Entwined -- an all-new show for the 2010 MN Fringe!