Director & Performer. Arts Educator.
Aly Perry is a multi-disciplinary artist working in the theater as a director, performer, & educator. As a maker, her work engages within the intersection of place, community, and disparate realities: utopian, folkloric, transcendental, performative.
Aly is currently a Fine Arts teacher and former Drama Director at Essex High School Theater, where she has the profound honor to enliven the work of young makers of all kinds.
She formerly served as Education Manager at Vermont Stage, helming a vibrant Vermont Young Playwrights Festival.
For several years she was the host-creator of Soundsmith Radio, a weekly modern-mashup variety show.
Aly has worked extensively as a performer & director with Vermont-based theater companies, such as Middlebury Acting Company, Vermont Stage, Lost Nation, VT Shakespeare Festival, Champlain College, & Pride Theater.
Aly has received a Baryshnikov Arts Center Fellowship (NYC). As a member of The Miss Rockaway Armada, she designed and installed a 100’ x 30’ mural for Philadelphia’s renowned Mural Arts and collaboratively generated a flotilla performance space utilizing salvaged materials on the Schuylkill River with Philadelphia Art Alliance. Aly is also a skilled milliner, having built custom hats for the National Tour of Mary Poppins (2012) and for New York boutique Feinman Hats (2006-2010).
She graduated from NYU Tisch with a dual BFA in Theater and Photography.