Amanda Jane Shank is a playwright originally from Kansas City. Various scripts have been developed in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National New Play Network, Skylight Theatre Company's PlayLAB, Circle X Theatre Company, The Blank Theater Company, The Unicorn Theatre, the Center for New Performance at California Institute of the Arts, Theater Masters National MFA Playwrights Festival, The Industry, The Moving Art Collective, The Prototype Festival, The Hammer Museum, and the Jim Henson Foundation. Amanda has been a finalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship (2015), a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference (2015), and twice received an honorable mention for The Kilroys' THE LIST (2014, 2015), an industry survey that identifies new plays of excellence by female authors. Her work has been published in the U.S. through Samuel French and translated internationally. MFA Writing for Performance, California Institute of the Arts.