Teaching Bio

Amy has been teaching for over seven years at various places like Manhattan Theatre Club, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory and most recently and extensively, at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Cold Spring, NY.

At HVSF, Amy is a lead teaching artist where she develops in-school curriculum to accompany educational Shakespeare productions.  For the past three years, she has taught HVSF's summer camp, with an emphasis on play, for campers ranging in age of 7-16.   Additionally, in 2019 she led a three day Clown Masterclass with HVSF's Conservatory Company.  In short, she's taught teachers how to teach, actors how to act and kids how to have lots and lots of fun (though she usually learns way more from the young ones on that front).

Download her teaching resume here.

Upcoming Workshops

Clown Class

March 24th, 2020 from 6-10pm

Manhattan, New York

Cost: $50*

Are you a worrywart?  Are you a big-time smartypants and is it getting in the way of your full creative self and, having, you know, like, fun with acting? Do you find yourself caught in between wanting to hide but also desperately wanting to be seen?


Jump on into your body and come spelunking as we explore the comic world - the land where things are funnier, sparklier, maybe a bit scarier but more beautiful, too (and maybe, just maybe a bit yummier!).  Leave your big smart brain at the door, and (re)discover your unique and personal sense of joy, play and fun.  And laugh a lot along the way! 

To register, click here.  Only a few spots remain!  

*Should $50 be too much of a financial burden, please reach out and we'll see what we can do.  Don't let a lack of money prevent you from being beautiful free and funny! 

For other  teaching inquiries email amykcrossman@gmail.com