THE SWEATER PLAY
After her parents find a love note between her and her best friend Ella, Kate is forced to change schools. While she is emptying her locker, Ella confronts her. Ella wants answers, and Kate needs her sweater back. This play explores how parental expectations can trap us, leaving echoing repercussions in all the lives involved.
THE SPEEDY GONZALES MEMORIAL TURTLE
When Diana comes home from the trial, she expects to find her partner Carmen in a heightened state. What she doesn't expect, however, is to find that she's made their backyard into a sanctuary for stray turtles. This play explores the extremes we will go to in order to cope and the understanding necessary for us to be there for the ones we love.
BABY DYKE WHISPERER
Betty is on her first date with a woman and trying her best to figure out her sexuality. Fortunately for her, she's on a date with Erin, The Baby Dyke Whisperer. This play explores LGBT culture, figuring out one's sexuality, and the complicated relationship queer women have with the word 'dyke.'
Amber Palmer is a playwright currently based out of Kalamazoo Michigan. Her work has been read at Activate Midwest: New Play Festival (Kalamazoo, MI), Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival, Pegasus Playlab (Orlando, FL), Bristol Valley Theater’s New Play Initiative (Naples, NY) and Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival. A monologue from her play “It’s a Small World (or The Robot Play)” is published in Best Men’s Monologues of 2019 (Smith and Kraus). Her play “The Speedy Gonzales Memorial Turtle Sanctuary” is a finalist for City Theatre's National Award for Short Playwriting (2019) and a regional finalist for the Gary Garrison 10 Minute Play Award (Region 3, 2018). She will graduate with her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Western Michigan University in Spring 2020. Her work can be seen this fall at Tipping Point Theatre's Sandbox Play Festival.