Lindsay Tanner is an NYC-based actor and director. She works primarily on plays of the early modern English theatre, on devised ensemble processes, and on applications of theatre that build community and invite conversation -- and hopefully one day, all three at once! She has performed frequently with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and the Pearl Theatre Company, as well as in the world premieres of The Bet, When It Stands Still, A Brief History of Cross-Dressing in the Civil War, and South Dakota. Since 2005, she has worked on 50 productions of Shakespeare's plays. She co-directed a gender-bent Twelfth Night performed by six actor-musicians for Accidental Shakespeare Company, where she also produced a workshop series for directors to reinvent classical text, which generated Comedy of Errors: A Homeland Security Carnival, among others. For The Tempest Ladies, Lindsay directed a highly physical, five-woman Macbeth through the devising process and into runs in New York and Istanbul. Since 2011, Lindsay has performed with Village Playback Theatre, using improvisation to turn audience members' personal stories into spontaneous pieces of theatre in settings like shelters, schools, and behavioral health centers (2015 NEA grant-recipient for a project designed to decrease the stigma around mental illness). She graduated with a BFA in Theatre and a second degree in Anthropology from NYU, and since then her work has taken her to Cairo, Istanbul, Helsinki, and all across the United States. With The Lonely Painter Project: performer-creator in The Bet and The New Worldassistant director on Inhume and The Optics of Dying Light.