Amy Oestreicher

Amy Oestreicher

Amy Oestreicher is an Audie award-nominated playwright, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. A singer, librettist, and visual artist, she dedicates her work to celebrating untold stories, and the detours in life that can spark connection and transform communities.

Amy overcame a decade of trauma to become a sought-after PTSD specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, international keynote speaker, RAINN representative, and health advocate. She has given three TEDx Talks on transforming trauma through creativity, and has contributed to NBC’s Today, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and MSNBC, among others. Amy has toured her musical, Gutless & Grateful, to over 200 venues from 54 Below to Barrington Stage Company since its 2012 NYC debut, and developed her full-length play, Flicker and a Firestarter, with Playlight Theatre Co. Her multimedia musical, Passageways (original lyrics, music, book and mixed media artwork) has been performed at HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, and the Triad Theater. She has recently published her memoir, My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful.

Her plays have been published by Eddy Theatre Company, PerformerStuff, Narcissists Anthology, New World Theatre’s Solitary Voice: A Collection of Epic Monologues” and were finalists in Manhattan Repertory’s Short Play Festival, NYNW Theatre Fest, #MeTooTheatreWomen, Women in the Age of Trump, and Tennessee Williams’s New Orleans Literary Festival. Her play Factory Treasure is the one-act winner of Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest, and has been performed at Identity Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Newburyport, and The Depot.

See more at www.amyoes.com.

To see her three TEDx talks www.amyoes.com/tedx.