theatre for social change
Amy Sawyers-Williams is an artist and arts administrator who uses theatre as a tool for social change. Amy is originally from Chicago but has since called Madison, WI, New York City, and Raleigh home. She received her Master’s in Applied Theatre from CUNY, and while in NYC worked on theatre and public health projects, a family storytelling thesis, and interactive drama in schools. In Raleigh, Amy oversees arts outreach and engagement at Arts NC State, and in 2017, she founded See Saw Projects, an applied theatre company with a mission to create participatory theatre for social change in the Triangle. This summer, See Saw will partner with Wake Corrections Center to provide theatre based workshops that aim to support the reentry process. You can also find Amy teaching & performing improv and directing site-specific theatre for Seed Art Share. Amy looks forward to fusing theatre with community-based projects related to public health and planning through her Upstream collaborations.