MFA Creative Writing, University of Texas, Austin,
Austin Michener Fellow, Michener Center, University of Texas, Austin,
MA Theatre, University of Texas, Austin
Amparo is a multi-disciplinary artist who acts, sings, directs and writes plays, screenplays and songs. Her awards include the Larry King Playwriting Award and the national Mae West Festival’s “Best Female Protagonist” award. Her collection, Between Misery and the Sun: The South Texas Plays was published by No Passport Press. As an actress Amparo has performed at the Kennedy Center and other Southwest regional theatres. As a director, Amparo has received the prestigious NEA/TCG Director’s Fellowship and worked on new play development at various theaters.