Amy Herzog
Amy Herzog

2017 Finalist

Mary Jane

Synopsis: As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life.  A portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.

Cast Breakdown: 5 W

Set/Costume Requirements: An apartment, the children’s ICU at a hospital

Agent: John Buzzetti, WME

Bio: Amy Herzog’s plays include 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center; Obie Award for the Best New American Play, Pulitzer Prize Finalist), After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons), and Belleville (Yale Rep; New York Theatre Workshop; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; Drama Desk Nomination). Amy is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, and the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. Amy has spent time in residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Orchard Project and she was the Playwright in residence at Ars Nova. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW and an alumna of Youngblood, Play Group at Ars Nova, and the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, where she currently teaches.