Amy Uptgraft is the creator of The Veteran’s Spouse Project and co-playwright of the show, I Will Wait: the Veteran’s Spouse Project which is currently putting together a tour across the Lower 48. Amy grew up in Indiana and received her BA in theatre performance from Purdue University. She spent several years as a working actor in New York City where she had the opportunity to act on the stage at the Public Theater in their renowned Shakespeare program, the Shakespeare Lab. She has performed in numerous productions across the country including Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Miranda in The Tempest, Brooke in Noises Off, Susie in W;t, Adam in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Vladimir in an all-female production of Waiting for Godot as well as others. She ran a children’s theater at Vive Les Arts Theatre in Killeen, TX where she taught hundreds of students and directed shows like Charlotte’s Web, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Winnie the Pooh. She’s also taught and directed theatre at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina as well as for KidStage Denver which is based out of Denver, CO where she resided before recently moving to Alaska with her husband, Jamie and their four children. She is thankful for the opportunity to be able to teach at Alaska Fine Arts Academy.