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Fac Bio - Amy Louise Sebelius





Amy Louise Sebelius is an actress, teacher, director, and playwright. She has taught at the Orange County High School of the Performing Arts for the last seven years. There, she teaches Shakespeare, Improvisation, Acting, Theatre of the Absurd, Playreading and Analysis, as well as directing such diverse projects as Medea, The Laramie Project and Love’s Labours Lost


She is the Faculty Advisor for OCHSA’s annual Student Directed One Acts. She also works at South Coast Repertory in the Education Conservatory, teaching year-round as well as in the outreach program, the Neighborhood Conservatory.


At SCR, she has directed The Phantom Tollbooth and The Little Prince. Amy Louise is the Director of Education and Outreach at the Garage Theatre, where she has directed Cindy, Peter, Edward and Alice, Oh My Gods, (both of which she wrote) and Improvalocalypse


Now! She is also a Company member of the Garage Theatre and has performed for the last six years at this Equity-Waiver company. Notable roles include: Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Lula in The Dutchman, Terry in Sideman, Emily/ Sunflower/ Sookie in Mr. Marmalade, and Amy Louise in White Trash Catholic Circus, which she also wrote.


She has directed for three seasons at Shakespeare By The Sea: Twelfth Night, Love’s Labours Lost, and Much Ado About Nothing. She also has written three outreach shows for SBTS’ outreach program, Shakin’ It Up With Shakespeare.


Amy Louise is a faculty member of Santiago Canyon College, and is a past faculty member of Santa Ana College, where she has taught, Acting, Introduction to Theatre, and an Educational Touring Production class, I Hate Shakespeare.


She is a graduate of The Los Angeles Theatre Academy (AA, 1995), California State University, Long Beach (BA, 2000), and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s/ University of Alabama’s Professional Actor Training Program (MFA, 2002). She is a member of both the Screen Actors Guild and EQUITY.