Staff Bio

AMY HERZBERG (Associate Artistic Director) is a co-founder of TheatreSquared (T2) and directs the MFA/BA acting programs at the University of Arkansas. Acting credits include work at La Jolla Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Valle Christi International Theatre Festival (Italy), and San Diego Repertory Theatre, where she was in the resident company for four years. Recent performances in new plays include the Blank Theatre (Los Angeles), New Harmony Project (Indiana), New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre J (Washington DC), Cambridge University, and English Theatre Berlin (Germany). For TheatreSquared, she has directed Great Expectations, One Man, Two Guvnors, Amadeus, Good People, Bad Dates, The Last Five Years, Moonlight and Magnolias and Next to Normal. She appeared in T2’s world premiere of My Father’s War, a play about her father’s experiences in WWII, and in numerous roles for the Arkansas New Play Festival. She has directed over 30 productions for the U of A, including most recently 33 Variations. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Kennedy Center’s ACTF National Acting Teacher Fellowship (2003), U of A's Charles and Nadine Baum Teaching Award (2005), Fulbright College Master Teacher Award (2013), and, along with her husband, the Governor's Arts Award (2013). Her former students regularly perform on and off Broadway, in major regional theatres, and in film and television. She holds an MFA in Acting from Cal Arts, with additional training from American Conservatory Theatre and the Actors Center in New York.