Creator / Writer / Performer
Amie Enriquez is an award-winning playwright and actress. She is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City as well as the Second City and Groundlings training programs in Los Angeles. She also fulfilled a lifelong dream by training as a puppeteer at The Jim Henson Company. Amie developed the stage play of Lightweight in 2019 and it immediately played to sold out houses and rave reviews. The show went off-Broadway as part of the United Solo Festival and took home the “Best Festival Debut” award. In August 2022, Lightweight had a full run with Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and had further critical success. Her hope is that her story reaches audiences of all ages and identities who struggle with food, addiction, and body image. She also wants to shed light for those who aren’t familiar with those struggles. Most importantly, Amie wants to give the world permission to laugh at the difficult, the uncomfortable, and the unseen.
Director Lauren Weedman (HBO's Hacks, ABC's Abbott Elementary) is an award-winning actress, playwright and author. Her first show, Homecoming, began as a 15-minute performance art piece at Seattle's On the Boards and went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. Bust, about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several 'best of the arts' across the nation. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. She has numerous film and television credits including HBO’s Hacks, Euphoria, and Looking. Weedman's first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe), is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007. Lauren is also the host of the popular Moth Storytelling series in LA.