Amanda Hayden is the Youth Program Specialist at StoryArk. Amanda brings years of experience in the field of theatre education. She has worked as a theatre teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools and has a passion for creating and devising original works with students. She has directed and designed several plays and musicals and her favorite was “A Chorus Line.” She attended the College of Saint Benedict and completed her Bachelor’s in Theatre and Peace Studies to better understand how the creative process can bring communities together to ignite change. She is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Teaching at Hamline University. When she is not working she loves spending time with her husband, son Theodore and corgi named Mabel.