Wyckham Avery is a theatre maker and educator in the Washington, DC area. As a performer she was recently seen in The Welders’ production of Hello, My Name Is... by Deb Sivigny, and as Pistol in Henry V with We Happy Few.
Her new play, My Hero will be produced at Andy’s Summer Playhouse this July and tour throughout New England. Her play The Amazing Adventures of Ariana Astronaut was nominated for a Best Youth Production Award by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. Currently, she is working with YA author, William Alexander, to adapt his National Book Award winning novel, Goblin Secrets for the stage. She recently received the Individual Artist Award in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council.
She has been a teaching artist for over 20 years visiting classrooms across the country and creating visceral and kinesthetic experiences for all types of learners. She has also provided professional development for public and private school teachers to enhance their curricula with theatre based activities and experiential learning. She a founding member of the ensemble based theatre company dog & pony dc helping to create performance events that integrate audiences into the performance to create more engaging experiences. During her work there she was nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play by the Helen Hayes Awards for their production of Beertown.
She received her MFA in Acting from The Catholic University of America and trained at the Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre.