Amelia (“Amy”) Howe Kritzer (1947-2016) was a theatre teacher and scholar specializing in early American drama and contemporary British drama. She had a particular interest in female playwrights, and much of her published work focused on plays written by women or otherwise dealt with themes related to feminism and gender. Amy earned a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from Temple University (1969), and a Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama from the University of Wisconsin (1988). After completing her Ph.D., she served on the theatre faculties at West Virginia University (1992-96) and the University of St. Thomas (1997-2015) where she taught theatre history and dramatic theory, as well as directing theatre productions. Her scholarship includes four books plus numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Her four books are The Plays of Caryl Churchill (Macmillan, 1991), Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850 (University of Michigan Press, 1995) Political Theatre in Post-Thatcher Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and Woman on Trial (Teneo, 2015). Many of her articles and book chapters focus on the work of Caryl Churchill. In addition to her academic work, Amy was an award-winning gardener, devoted mother of three children, and loving spouse of 47 years to her husband, Bert.