SHORT BIO / for playbill and program purposes


 LINDA AMES KEY is the Education Director of Vital Theatre Company in NYC. As a director of Youth Theatre: TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES: 1992; BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD By William Mastrosimone (Fringe First Winner, Edinburgh Fringe Festival); THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Fringe First Winner); THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Cochrane Theatre, London; Assistant Director INSIDE OUT with CAT Youth Theatre. Non youth theatre credits include  THEY’LL MISS YOU… , ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS, THREE DAYS OF RAIN , THE LARAMIE PROJECT and THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER with Dreamcatcher Rep; 365 PLAYS/365 DAYS for Gansfeld at Public Theater; EMBRACING FREEDOM, REMEMBER THE DREAM for the Ellis Island Foundation; LONE STAR GRACE and RITA FAYE PRUITTE for Six Figures Theatre Company; FULL BLOOM, THE RISEN CHRIS, BETHLEHEM, MY WIFE'S COAT and OVERHEAD for Vital Theatre; THE BULLY, VELMA GRATCH, THE KLEZMER NUTCRACKER, A TOOTH (FAIRY) TALE, MY NEW YORK and THE NASTIEST DRINK IN THE WORLD for Vital Family Programming; ALISON'S HOUSE and OF SLEEP AND SHADOW at the Mint Theatre Company, NIGHTS AT THE CIRCUS, CLOWNING THE BARD at FringeNYC, DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS at E.S.T's Oktoberfest; THE DRUMMERS with PROJECT RWANDA n 2011. She was recently named a Fulbright Specialist and helped to devise THE LAST TOWN ON EARTH at Kigali Institute of Education in Rwanda. Upcoming: NO EXIT at the Pearl Theatre company in NYC.