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 Drama Director at Essex High School Theater, where she has the profound honor to enliven the work of young theater-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.