Amos Kamil is a playwright, screenwriter, and investigative journalist whose work attempts to give large, difficult subjects a human face.
Kamil’s play, The Flame Keeper, based on his maternal grandfather Julius Reiter, ran off-Broadway for five and half months and has been performed regionally and internationally. The Flame Keeper chronicles the tense relationship between a cigar shop owner and Jewish professor returning to his native Berlin in the aftermath of WW II. The play has been translated into French, Italian, Hebrew, and German.
“Prep School Predators”, Kamil’s 2012 cover story for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, exposed decades of sexual abuse perpetrated by the staff of the Horace Mann School against dozens of students. Kamil received an Anne Cox Chambers Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony where he completed Great is the Truth, which provides an insider’s look at the HM survivors’ legal efforts to seek damages and get some kind of official apology out of their alma mater. Great Is the Truth, co-written with Sean Elder, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2015.
Kamil’s work has also appeared in numerous media outlets including The Jerusalem Post, Newsweek, The Jerusalem Report, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, TNT, and ESPN. He is currently at work severalon
book and TV projects. He received his BA from the University of Vermont and an MFA from the American Film Institute. He lives with his family in Montclair, New Jersey.