Amy Poux is an arts advocate who believes that the arts belong in every walk of life for us to sustain diversity as part of human existence. She has spent her adult life dedicated to this issue as a theater director of multigenerational devised theater and as an arts educator.
As a theater director she has been developing original theater with young people and adults for twenty-five years. She most recently formed the Youth Ensemble Theater (YET) which provides multi generational people ages 10 to 82 with opportunities to play close the edge in their art form, and gain pre-professional acting/performance skills. Venues have included: Off-Broadway in NYC Labyrinth Theater Company, Hudson Valley: Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, partnership with The Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C., High Meadow Performing Arts Center, NY Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater.
As an arts educator she has worked to build artistic forums into the daily life of schools, that otherwise would not provide an arts education to their students. Currently the Director of Education at Film Society of Lincoln Center, her work has reached thousands of students in dilapidated school communities.