Amelia Roper

Amelia Roper is a Brooklyn-based playwright from Australia. She has worked in the USA, Australia, Russia and the UK and is currently writing for Yale Rep., Berkeley Rep., Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Rose Theatre in Omaha. Plays include Everything is Nice for the Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, Lottie in the Late Afternoon in development at Playwrights Realm, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, recently produced by Crowded Fire Theatre in San Francisco, and A Duck on a Bike, Yale, 2011. Her short play, Camberwell House has been produced nine times around the world and is about to be published in its second anthology. Australian productions include Big Sky Town at St Martins Youth Arts Centre, 2008, at the Victorian Arts Centre in 2009 and a regional tour. It was published in 2009. Her work has been developed by the Old Vic in London, Berkeley Rep.’s Ground Floor, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, ATC in Chicago, NNPN at the Kennedy Center and the Moscow Playwright and Director Center in Russia. Scholarships and awards include Yale’s Cheryl Crawford Scholarship, Yale's Howard Stein Scholarship, two Ian Potter Cultural Awards, two Australia Council for the Arts Grants, two national Australian emerging writer awards and a Dame Joan Sutherland Cultural Award from the American Australian Association. Roper is a MacDowell Fellow and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Monash University in Australia and an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.