Amy K. Bredemeyer has been working with youth in theatre since 2005, shortly before earning her BA in Theatre (and a minor in Child Development) from Florida State University. In addition to teaching playwriting, acting, improv, and theatre history on every level from kindergarten through college, she has directed, dramaturged, and done some light costume design, grounding her in many areas of the art. She came to theatre by way of music, having performed as a violinist in a county production of The Wizard of Oz when she was seventeen, and hasn’t left the entertainment business yet!
She has a strong scholarly background in theatre as well, receiving her MA in Theatre Studies from Florida State University in 2011. She has presented several papers around the country on using theatre as a teaching tool for children. Notably, she examined The Taming of the Shrew to teach about Elizabethan women at the Wooden O Symposium in Cedar City, Utah and focused on how the puppetry of Fraggle Rock can teach world cultures and life lessons at the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans. She also worked in Educational Outreach while in graduate school and has created several study guides for students and teachers attending Theatre for Young Audiences productions.
Amy has a great deal of passion for arts education and is delighted to be able to share that love with students in the Bay Area.