Curious Monkey, Founder & Artistic Director
Artistic Director and founder of award- winning Newcastle based theatre company Curious Monkey has worked as a director for the past 10 years. She has a strong passion and commitment to community theatre. She loves working with children and young people and those who may not have the opportunity to access the arts to create new thought-provoking theatre that brings to life stories that deserve to be told. She is known for her work with women, striving to give them a voice both in the North East and internationally. She graduated with a BA(Hons) in Drama at Northumbria University where she now works as a researcher and associate lecturer in performance and applied theatre. Amy has recently completed her Clore Fellowship where she was on secondment at the Young Vic. Her directing credits include: Beats North (Curious Monkey - Winner of Title Pending award) Live Witness (Live Theatre), Mamela (Afrovibes UK tour, Ovation award winning production at National Arts Festival, South Africa) Bunker Blues (Curious Monkey), Untitled (Nabokov), Geronimo (Company TSU), Rattle and Roll (Open Clasp).
Fellowship: Paul Hamlyn Foundation in Arts Participation
Funding partners: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
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