Amy Kossow

Amy Kossow (Director) was a founding member of Z Space studio, and is a Charter Member of Word for Word. With Word for Word, Amy has directed productions of stories by Sam Shepard, Siobhan Fallon, Mem Fox, Lesley Ely, and Mavis Gallant, and readings of stories by Ron Rash, Elizabeth McCracken, Nathan Englander, Dan Chaon, Kay Boyle and Lawrence Block. Favorite Word for Word acting roles include Ottaline, in The Bunchgrass Edge of the World, Rose, in Three Blooms, Abby Borden, in The Fall River Axe Murders, and Miss Van Vluyck, in Xingu.

Amy appeared as Sadie in the American premiere of Any Given Day and as Mary Prime Deity in the rolling world premiere of The Lily’s Revenge, both at Magic Theatre. She also originated the roles of Hilda, Ma Humbert, and Miss Martin in Octavio Solis’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven at CalShakes and at the Arena Stage 2011 New Play Convening. Love and gratitude to Peter and Robin, as always.