About

Who Am I?

Leader | Creator

Performing Artist to Producer
Midwest to East Coast
Big Ideas to Personal Connections

I am interested most of all in the relationship between authenticity and connection.

How can we be more real with one another? How can we create the kind of trust in a theatrical environment that let’s us open up and really connect? How can we cultivate a safe space for the difficult but imperative conversations? I believe in the power of words and the necessity of questions. When I am working with an idea I ask myself, “Do we need this, now?” “Does it feel true?” “Does it have vision?” I create work that is stripped to the essentials. In many ways this goes hand in hand with my goal to work towards sustainability and waste reduction that both includes and goes beyond the material aspect. I generate work that requires an audience response, in the literal sense, weaving call and response, direct address, and other interactive elements into the fabric of these theatrical experiences. I champion new works, social justice oriented works, and re-imagined classics. I am process oriented and people focused, creating inclusive and collaborative environments that lift artists up.  I see connections everywhere: between seemingly distant people, problems, ideas, images, and art forms. It is my absolute delight to illuminate these connections, and to challenge, inspire, and above all connect with our communities through the magic (yes, it is a little magic!) of the arts.

Biography

A Cincinnati native, Bertaux’s career has taken her from the Midwest to the East Coast and back again. Along the way she met her husband and adopted a Boxer dog (both of whom keep her laughing).

Audrey Bertaux is the Producing Artistic Director and a founding member of Walterhoope. Bertaux has produced three seasons of programming for Walterhoope including multiple theatrical events incorporating community meals, a short film, and narrative podcast. A professional actor and proud member of Actor’s Equity, Bertaux has over a decade of experience playing stages from the Midwest to the East Coast and back again including The Shakespeare Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Theatre J, The Clark Theatre at Lincoln Center, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to name a few.  As a Voice Over Artist, Bertaux has recorded numerous roles with Graphic Audio and Marvel Entertainment and plays the leading role in the podcast, Wellspring. Bertaux received her MFA in Classical Acting from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University where she studied under the legendary Michael Kahn. Bertaux is also the Associate Director of Professional Development at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where it is her pleasure to advocate for the artists of our future.

Audrey Bertaux's CV

Selected Experience