Amelia lives in Los Angeles and writes TV and film for US and Aussie audiences. Her plays have been seen at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at ATL, the Old Vic in London, 45DS in Melbourne, Chicago, DC, Boulder, Prelude Festival in NYC, San Francisco, Sydney, and in Moscow in Russian translation. Zürich opened at New York Theatre Workshop last Spring, produced by Colt Coeur, to rave reviews and Critics Pick in NYT, TimeOut, and The New Yorker.
Showcase and developments include the Soho Rep Writer / Director Lab, Black Swan Lab at OSF, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Kennedy Center in DC, Playwrights Realm in NYC, New Group NYC and The MacDowell Colony. Published plays include Big Sky Town, Camberwell House and She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange with an introduction by Sarah Ruhl.
Amelia is currently adapting the queer, modernist novel Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles for Yale Rep, writing for OSF, Marin Theatre Company and The Rose. New plays include Everything is Nice and A Duck on a Bike. She also works with Gloria Steinem and Hollywood’s Time’sUp movement, is rep’ed by CAA and Management 360, and has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. Instagram @ameliaroper.