Ami studied and worked professionally in the United States, Europe, and Israel. A two-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant, Ami’s work has recently been commissioned by The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Roe Green Foundation.
His play The End received the 2002 Westword Award for Best Original Script. His free adaptation of Nobel Prize Laureate Dario Fo’s A TALE OF A TIGER has been performed worldwide since 1994, including a celebrated Off-Broadway run, followed by a 2005 Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Non Residential Production.
Other Off Broadway credits include THE MAN HIMSELF, MASKED (which garnered him the 2006 Westword Award for Best Actor in a Drama, before transferring Off Broadway were NY Magazine noted it as one of the three Theatrical Events of 2007), and CONVICTION (which was subsequently developed into a film by director Steve Klein).
His production of AWAKENING OF SPRING at the CU Department of Theatre and Dance garnered four Kennedy Centre American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Awards Certificates of Merit.
His upcoming productions include A HAPPY END, by Iddo Netanyahu (scheduled for an Off Broadway debut early next year), MASTER CLASS, by Terrance McNally, and THREE RINGS, his new adaptation of Lessing’s classic NATHAN THE WISE.