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Amy Glazer is an award-winning director of theater and film who is known for telling
moving human stories on both stage and screen. Coming from a family with deep roots in
the entertainment world, Glazer has directed acclaimed plays in the United States and
abroad, and has turned a number of plays into well-received films.
Glazer hails from Miami Beach, where she grew up with her brother Mitch, who is a
screenwriter and director. Her uncle, Sydney Glazier, was an Academy Award winning
film producer, and another uncle, Tom Glazer, was a renowned folk singer and songwriter.
She began in the industry by directing dozens of plays at prominent Bay Area theaters. She
is the associate artistic director of the SF Playhouse and a professor of theater and film at
San Jose State University.
She then began to expand her portfolio, turning four plays into films, including her newest, Kepler's Dream, the story of a young girl forced to live with her estranged grandmother, which stars Holland Taylor and Kelly Lynch and which Hollywood Reporter called a "diverting family film charmer."
Of her 2010 film titled Seducing Charlie Barker, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Everything about this movie feels right," and which went on to win numerous awards. These include the Grand Prize Award at the Canada International Film Festival, Best American Indie Award at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, and Best Filmmaker Award at the Jersey Shore Film Festival. She also directed the film Drifting Elegant by Steven Belber and Ball Lightning by Barry Gifford.
Recent theater productions include The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck at San Jose Rep, The Model Apartment at Traveling Jewish Theatre, and Seminar for which she won the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Becky Shaw, Tigers Be Still, Harper Regan, Animals Out of Paper, Shining City, and The Scene at SF Playhouse. For Magic Theatre her work included Sam Shepard's The God Of Hell, Rebecca Gilman's The Crowd You're In With, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Blue Surge and The American in Me, Steven Belber's Drifting Elegant and Tape, and Barry Gifford's Wyoming. For Marin Theatre Company Amy has directed What The Butler Saw, Frozen, Displaced, Life x 3, My Old Lady, The Music Lesson, Misalliance, Candida and Indiscretions. She has also directed plays for Eureka Theatre, TheatreWorks, SJ Stage Company and the Assembly Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.