Amy Leach

Amy grew up in Lancashire, watching theatre and partaking in Youth Theatre at a variety of theatres across the North West. Now Associate Director of West Yorkshire Playhouse after 15 years working as a freelance Director and Facilitator, Amy has enjoyed a wide and varied theatre career. From running her own Fringe theatre company, En Masse, which made and toured new work for young audiences nationally until 2011, directing productions at regional theatres across the UK, delivering projects in a variety of community, education and creative engagement settings, and now working as part of the senior management team of one of the country’s largest producing theatres and overseeing their Artist Development programme, Amy would brings to SDUK a deep understanding of developing a theatre career in the regions as well as a personal understanding of the challenges facing directors who are parents.