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Amy Attaway

Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director

Amy joined Kentucky Shakespeare as Associate Artistic Director in 2016, after several summers directing with the company. For the Festival in Central Park: Henry IV Part One and Part Two, Richard II, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadThe Winter’s TaleThe Taming of the Shrew, Henry V (twice), Richard III and Macbeth. Spring Shakespeare in the Parks Tours: HamletMacbeth, Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. October indoor collaborations with Louisville Public Media: The War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead. Amy is proud to serve as director/facilitator of Kentucky Shakespeare’s Shakespeare with Veterans.

Amy and several colleagues founded Theatre [502], a Louisville company dedicated to recent and relevant theatre, and she served as Co-Artistic Director for 10 years. For Theatre [502]: regional premieres of The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, River City, Red Speedo, Auctioning the Ainsleys, Broadsword: a heavy metal play and Futura, as well as the world premieres of the commissioned plays The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn and Two Lobbyists of Verona by Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds.

Amy spent five seasons as Associate Director of the Apprentice/Intern Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she spent her time training young actors and developing new plays. She directed several commissioned works in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, including Sleep Rock Thy Brain, Oh, Gastronomy! and The End.

Amy is a graduate of the University of Evansville, and lives in Louisville with her fantastic husband and daughter and a growing menagerie of rescued pets.