Amy Lynn Budd is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego where she directed The Fantasticks in the fall of 2019. Recent directing projects include Be Here Now with Sumit Performance Indianapolis, She Kills Monsters, Clybourne Park, and Cabaret at Purdue University. At Purdue, Amy also collaborated with Dr. John Larson, Department of History, to create an interdisciplinary course studying the musical Hamilton. Students ccreated original short works in its spirit.
Amy spent summer 2017 in rehearsals for Darling Grenadine as part of Goodspeed Musicals' prestigious Professional Directing Observership. There, she worked with director Kristin Hanggi (Tony Nominee, Rock of Ages) and choreographer Chase Brock (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark).
Other projects include:
Women Speaking Math, a street theatre interruption in protest form
a devised piece, Solved/Sleeping, about the work of early computer programmers
a family-oriented touring version Shakespeare's As You Like It for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre
Prior to starting her MFA, Amy directed, performed, and taught in Providence, Rhode Island for sixteen years. She directed regional and world premiere productions at Perishable Theatre, Brown University's MFA Playwriting program (under the leadership of Mac Wellman and Nilo Cruz), Contemporary Theatre Company, All Children’s Theatre Ensemble, and others.
Amy was a 2006-09 Resident Artist at Perishable Theatre where she developed a full-length performance work, The Thing that Ate My Brain…Almost. It toured to Austin, Texas and Washington, DC.
As a teaching artist, Amy collaborated on numerous performances annually from 2001-2013. She directed plays written by and for first through twelfth graders and taught acting and playwriting. Amy’s favorite projects, however, involved incorporating academic content as a basis for ensemble-devised works, thus challenging students to apply their knowledge in new ways and to take ownership of their creative work.