Amy Rose is a theatre director and live art practitioner; a co-creator of performances, events, experiences, and social processes to enhance people’s connection with one another and with the public realm. She has over 20 years professional experience, with specialisms in physical and visual theatre/performance, play, socially engaged arts, site responsive and public realm works. Humour, humanity, and challenges to the status quo are regular features in her work.
As a freelance practitioner, Amy has worked with Green Ginger, Living Pictures, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The Tobacco Factory, Welsh National Opera, Miren Theatre, Ramshacklicious, Soap Soup and Lady Strong’s Bonfire, Kneehigh Theatre, Once Arts and Ceremonies, The Desperate Men, Bread and Puppet Theatre and others. She has a long term creative collaboration with Jenny Sanderson as Bocadalupa and is a co-founder and director of Playing Out, a locally grown, national project to re-claim residential streets for play, with whom she maintains an ongoing role as associate artist.
Born in Switzerland and raised in New England, Amy has lived in England since 1995. The youngest daughter of radical theologians, early influences include Christmas pageants, political demonstrations and back-yard circuses. She has a BA in Dance and Theatre from Hampshire College and an MA in Theatre Practice from University of Exeter. She trained at Scuola Teatro Dmitri, Circus Space and Ecole Philippe Gaulier. She is married to Chris Pirie of Green Ginger and has three children.