Born in County Kerry, Amy Conroy is an actor and playwright. Her first radio play, Hold This, was recorded and broadcast on RTE Radio One in September 2010. Her first stage play,I heart Alice heart I, won the Fishamble Award for New Writing in the 2010 Dublin Fringe Festival and transferred to the Peacock Theatre in February 2012. Her second show, Eternal Rising of the Sun, won the Best Female Performer Award when it premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2011. Her performance as Gina Devine also earned her a nomination for Best Actress in the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011. In September 2013, Amy and her company HotForTheatre presented Break, that combined spoken word, music and text. Set in an Irish secondary school it exposed and interrogated the failures and triumphs of our education system.
Between 2011-2014, Amy was a participant in Six in the Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute resource sharing initiative.