2020 Viola Award Finalist for Emerging Artist
Audrey Young is an up and coming actress who moved to Flagstaff to attend school at Northern Arizona University. She was born and raised in Tucson, where she was a part of productions with Arizona Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company.
While attending NAU she performed in shows including To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella Ewell), The Comedy of Errors (the Courtesan), and Touch (Zoe/Kathleen). Other Flagstaff credits include commercial and film work with Flagstaff Film Productions and Vongspoth, as well as theatre work with Theatrikos Theatre Company.
Her earlier Theatrikos credits include The Trip to Bountiful (Thelma), Blithe Spirit (Ruth Condomine), The Graduate (Elaine Robinson), and The Constant Wife (Martha). She has also worked with Emerson Theatre Collaborative in Sedona, performing in Barrio Grrrl! (Mom), Nothing Crazy (Alex), and Stolen Fire (Bear).
2019 was a big year for Audrey as she worked non-stop for three different theater companies, with leading roles in most plays. She star ted in January with “Fairy” (FlagShakes) – a staged reading of a play written by Lynn Timmons Edwards. The staged reading was associated with Museum of Northern Arizona as part of their History Nights.
Then in February, 2019 she was in “Exit Laughing” at Theatrikos an envelope pushing comedy about elderly women, death and a stripper. Immediately after “Exit Laughing” closed, Audrey was in the “Alabama Story” for Emerson Theater Collaborative in Sedona. She had the opportunity to work closely with the playwright. The story revolved around the court case from the early 60s of an Alabama librarian being sued for having the book “The Rabbit’s Wedding” in her library. The book depicted a white and black bunny getting married and people claimed it supported interracial marriages and relationships.
She followed with another hard-hitting socially relevant play “God of Vengeance” for Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival in April. In June she was back at Theatrikos in the powerful “The Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime” – there is a theme emerging here!
In July she was back with the Emerson Theater Collaborative for “Hare and Tortoise Race Again”. She played the adult in this children’s play about the importance of recycling and the effects of tossing garbage into the environment. She spent September performing in “Winter’s Tale” for Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival. Currently she’s in “Christmas Thieves” for the Emerson Theater Project.
Her body of work this year has involved collaborating with all age groups, for both Community and Classical Theater groups. She is attracted to socially relevant and envelope pushing productions and passionate about developing her craft.
Audrey graduated from NAU’s department of theatre and has previously been employed as the Box Office Manager at Theatrikos.