October 10th 2017 – 7PM
Ms. Hayes is playing Blanche in the current Oldcastle Theatre production of Neil Simon’s heartwarming and heartbreaking comedy Broadway Bound.” She has been performing and recording since child having grown-up in a show business family. Ms. Hayes has taught acting and Shakespeare courses at DePauw University, as well as for theatre companies, youth organizations, and other universities for 20 years. She was founder and director of The Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare at DePauw, a festival based on Shakespeare & Company’s Fall Festival, as well as the Artistic Director of Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project in Indianapolis and founder of IndyShakes. She received her MFA in acting from the University of Nebraska. She is a teacher trainee in Shakespeare & Company’s renowned Actor Training Program and has been director in its Fall Festival. She has worked in stage, film, and recording studios all over the country. She now lives in New York City.
“Students will explore Shakespeare’s text through their own experience and physicality and discover the joy in delving into these plays,” according to Ms. Hayes.
“We are excited to be able to present Amy Hayes in our growing educational program,” Eric Peterson, Oldcastle’s Producing Artistic Director said. “Amy has vast experience and watching her build her character in rehearsals of “Broadway Bound” has demonstrated how strongly she understands the craft of acting. She is also great fun to be around so those lucky enough to take the class will have a ball. This is a one- time workshop but we hope to repeat it in the future and maybe even get Amy to teach on a regular basis.”