Amy Leland

Amy Leland – Director/Producer

Amy Leland Hemphill is in her thirteenth year as a stage director. After receiving a BA in English from Rice University in Houston, TX, she began working in various community and regional theaters in Houston and the Hartford, CT, area. Directing credits include The Lover, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Masterpieces, Cloud Nine, West Side Story, The Normal Heart, and As Is, as well as numerous original plays. Acting credits include the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing, Portia in Julius Caesar, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Emily Brontë in Masterpieces. She recently completed an MFA degree in directing at the Actors Studio Drama School. Amy is in the process of directing her first feature film, an original screenplay called Children Lost, written by fellow Actors Studio Drama School graduate Aurin Squire. She is also in post-production for her first short film, and in pre-production for a documentary. Amy was the recipient of a three year drama scholarship during graduate school, as well as the Board of Governors Scholar award, and was chosen as the school's 2004 nominee to the Princess Grace Foundation. After graduation Amy was invited to join the Playwright and Directors' Workshop at the Actors Studio. Amy is the co-founder of One-Eyed Cat Productions, a production company dedicated to bringing the works of new writers to life through film, theater production and music video.