Amy Sawyers-Williams is a theatre artist and arts educator who has been working in the arts field for over a decade. She earned her Master’s in Applied Theatre from CUNY, where she gained experience in devising, Theatre of the Oppressed, Theatre-In-Education, and as a teaching artist in the NYC schools. Amy has co-created and devised six original shows and workshops with diverse communities that have been featured locally and nationally. Her thesis work focused on intergenerational storytelling and the performance of stories. She now oversees the Arts Outreach and Engagement Office at Arts NC State where she teaches improv workshops on campus.
Prison Project Co-Facilitator
April Storm Perry is an actress, model, comedian, singer, and fitness coach from New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from UNC Chapel Hill and has studied acting in both New York City and England. She has been featured as a model in Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pretty Powerful Campaign, on NBC's 30 Rock and TBS's "Are We There Yet?", and in many national television commercials. Here role as Dorothy "The Wizard of Oz" at Sing Sing Correctional Facility with Rehabilitation Through the Arts inspired her to start teaching acting incarcerated adults. Since 2015, she worked as a teaching artist dro incarcerated youth with Drama Club NYC and later served as a Program Coordinator for the Young Women’s Initiative as Rikers Island where she helped lead classes in improvisation, storytelling, and co-direct shows for final performances. She is ecstatic about continuing working with marginalized populations in North Carolina where she grew up as she believes individuals benefit when they find their creative voice.
Ellen Brown is thrilled to be serving as the Education Director with See Saw Projects! Originally from Greensboro, Ellen recently relocated to Durham after having spent 11 years living, learning, and working as an arts educator in NYC. She oversees in-school programming and is working to launch a devised theatre program for young people in the Triangle!