Kentucky Shakespeare Staff

Amy Attaway

Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director

Amy joined Kentucky Shakespeare as Associate Artistic Director in 2016, after several summers directing with the company. She’s directed Henry IV Part One and Part Two, Richard II, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadThe Winter’s TaleThe Taming of the Shrew and Henry V,  as well as Shakespeare in the Parks tours of Macbeth and Midsummer Night’s Dream and the indoor collaborations with Louisville Public Media, The War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead.

She is a director, actor, teacher, and occasional on-air host for WFPL. Amy and several colleagues founded Theatre [502], a Louisville company dedicated to recent and relevant theatre, where she still serves as Co-Artistic Director.

For Theatre [502], Amy has directed the 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 a member of Actors Equity.