Amy Sass is a leading playwright, master director, teacher, visual artist, and performer. She is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Ragged Wing Ensemble and has been involved in every company production and program since its inception in 2004.
Amy is the fire that drives the artistic process, the rigorous trainings and the creative output of Ragged Wing's company of professional artists. She is known for bringing afierce voracity to the creative practice, challenging artists and innovators to leap together into the unknown. She has created and defined RWE's holistic, interdisciplinary approach to collaboration and story building. As Co-Founder of The Flight Deck,RWE's new performance venue, she is a culture builder, establishing the creative alliance of artistic leaders and growing authentic relationship among diverse organizations.
As an artist, Amy is known to push the edge through form and content. A giant fur wall, large blocks of ice, a miniature burning city, a storm of horses... she writes and directs RWE's annual main-stage production, bringing her visual artist's eye to the stage. She creates mythic worlds and contemporary folktales, combining bold visual design with adventurous choreography and dramatic storytelling.
Beyond Ragged Wing, her plays were selected for The Best of PlayGround Spring Festival, the Bay Area One Acts, Fury Factory, and The Eugene O'Neil Foundation's Selected Shorts. She is a Resident Playwright for Playwright’s PlayGround and has won the People’s Choice Award twice for her short plays and the June Anne Baker Award commission. Her artwork has appeared at Arizona State University, Cafe da Vinci, Place Pigalle, The Flight Deck, and Mercury 20.
In all her endeavors, Amy works from the gut, using theater and art as vehicles for healing, empowerment and social change.