Amy Herzog

"But to be an actor you have to love to suffer and I only like to suffer."

Amy Herzog is an American playwright. Her play 4000 Miles, which ran Off-Broadway in 2011, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her play Mary Jane, which ran Off-Broadway in 2017, won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

Author's books

4000 Miles

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

Monday Newsletter!
Get your weekly dose of inspiration packed full of science, psychology and personal stories
SIGN UP
You will receive communication from Words of Women regarding the Monday Newsletter,
events, news and promotions. You may opt-out at any time.
close-link