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Welcome! I'm Amy, a DC-based playwright and
I lead UX content design at The Washington Post.

design experiences.   

I use words to 

Amy Claussen (she/her)

I am a playwright based in the DC area. As an artist with a mental and chronic illness, I’m on a journey to create more inclusive stories in accessible formats. My plays have been produced and workshopped at Hangar Theatre, Profile Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Pitch @ Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Penguin Rep, New York Fringe Festival, and more. As a director, I am the recipient of a Drama League Fellowship and have worked at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor with Lauren Gunderson and Hangar Theatre with Alice Austen, among others. I have a BFA in theatre directing from Carnegie Mellon. When I’m not writing plays, I co-produce Open Circle Theatre’s Hive, a collective for artists with disabilities. I also lead UX content design at The Washington Post, creating digital experiences that are useful, easy-to-understand, and accessible.

Amy Claussen smiles warmly and looks directly out. She is a white woman with long red hair. She's wearing a while shirt with rolled sleaves, jeans, and brown boots. She sits at a white comfy chair, in front of a cabin window.
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