Amy Guerin received her BFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma, and her MFA in Directing from the University of Houston. Raised in Houston, Amy lived in Austin for six years after graduating from OU, and worked with Salvage Vanguard Theater, The Vortex, State Theatre Company, Gypsy Baby, Different Stages and Disciples of Melpomene. In Houston, she directed Owen Wister, Considered and The Danube at the University of Houston. She has worked with Houston’s Divergence Vocal Theater on multiple projects.
She co-founded Nova Arts Project, a Houston-based theatre company, which received the Houston Press MasterMind Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution in 2009. With Nova Arts Project, Amy directed their debut production of Stella…Stella for Star in May 2006 and Richard III as a part of July 2008′s The War of the Roses Cycle. As an actor with the company, Amy was in the ensemble of Oedipus3, Hamlet, …The Ambassadors…, TempOdyssey and Love Loves a Pornographer.
A member of the Department of Performance Studies faculty at Texas A&M University since 2006, Amy directed Lend Me a Tenor in Fall 2008. Her production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Fall 2009, a collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering that featured flying robot fairies, was featured in Wired Magazine in November 2009 and on the NPR program Science Friday in February 2010. She also directed Les Liaisons Dangereuses in Fall 2010 and The Conduct of Life in Fall 2011 at A&M.