Elizabeth Audley is the Director of Community Engagement and Associate Producer at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Elizabeth has been a professional theater maker for over 20 years; an actor, director, producer, and writer. She’s also worked with arts organizations all over the country as a resource consultant through Arts Action Research, a non-profit arts management consulting group. She was a field organizer for the 2008 Obama campaign in Pennsylvania, and a Certified Urban Gardener in Brooklyn–supporting and facilitating community greening efforts in diverse neighborhoods. She’s been a teaching artist for theaters in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, New York, and beyond, and has directed and taught acting at community colleges and other public universities, where her focus was ensemble-based, devised, and original student-written work. She lives in Beacon, NY with her husband, Martin Anderson, their son, Max, and their dog, Hazel.