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Artistic Statement

Through directing, producing, and devising physical and immersive theatre, Hayley strives to be a key participant in rewriting the narrative of "The American Theatre." They do so by establishing the necessity of creating a sacred theatre space for all, told by all, rather than the able, straight, cis, select pool. Hayley specifically uses their individual voice and skillset

by telling stories of queerness and gender expression as existent and natural. 

Hayley creates and directs work that dismantles the antiquated ideology of what is traditionally known to be "The American Theatre."

"As a Director,
I run my rehearsals with courage, experimentation, and integrity that is rooted in collaboration and inclusion." --   

Originally from Orlando, Florida; Hayley (they/she) is a Chicago based director, writer, and producer. As a stage director, Hayley has recently directed and developed work Off-Broadway with LDK Productions and SoHo Playhouse. Hayley also just had their Chicago Directing debut with 16th Street Theatre. Additionally, Hayley works at Lookingglass Theatre Company as a full time staff member.

Hayley holds their degree in Directing from University of Alabama at Birmingham where they were awarded KCACTF Directing honors. 

APART from theatre:

By day, Hayley is a graphic designer, granola crunching, kombucha drinking hiker, an avid reader, a writer of poetry and fiction, and is BIG into board games and trivia.

Recent directing credits include: Man and Moon (16th Street Theatre), A Sign of The Times Starring Javier Munoz (LDK Productions), Games (SoHo Playhouse), Better Angels (SoHo Playhouse), Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and Fool for Love

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