Aubrey Marie Seader is an actor, singer, and producer, originally from Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
ACTING Aubrey graduated from Rutgers University (in New Brunswick, NJ, USA) cum laude with her BFA in Acting in May 2015. While at Rutgers she trained in Meisner Technique. She also studied and performed with faculty at the Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and performed the role of Brutus in "Julius Caesar" on the Globe stage. Since then she has been an ensemble member for the NYC-based Honest Accomplice Theatre Company, has acted in productions with the Motherline Story Project, Cardinal Stage Company, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, and the Shawnee Theater of Greene County. Most recently you saw Aubrey in Shawnee Theater of Green County's 2017 Summer Season, and in Ivy Tech Theater Company's production of Spring Awakening, directed by David Anspaugh.
SINGING Aubrey studied privately for 5 years with Meredith Kiesgen-Schilling, recent graduate of IU Jacobs School of Music's doctoral program. She has performed in a number of musicals, and in a number of choirs over the years. Aubrey studies voice with Ray Fellman, vocal instructor for Indiana University's Musical Theater Department. Singing PRODUCING Aubrey was a producer and reporter for WFIU Bloomington (an NPR affiliate) where she produced content for the Arts Department. While with the Motherline Story Project, she produced the Motherline Story Project Podcast. Aubrey also produces the Hijabi Diaries for the Openhearted Campaign, for whom she is also the Project Manager. The Hijabi Diaries is an award-winning podcast showcasing stories from the lives of Muslim women who wear hijab. In November 2016 Aubrey produced her first rally (featuring music, poetry, and speakers) with MiddleWay House to bring the community of Bloomington, IN (her hometown) together to demonstrate against violence in public places.
Aubrey co-produced the first ever Ivy Tech Story Series with Ivy Tech Theater Artistic Director and Dean of Fine Arts, Paul Daily. The series consisted of four installments, with each night of curated, live true-storytelling focusing on a theme/issue of importance to the Bloomington community. The theme was explored in an unbiased way through the experiences of the storytellers, laid out for the live audiences in the form of an original story. Themes included "Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers," "Reproductive Rights," "On Race," and "On Work." Follow the Ivy Tech Storytelling Series on Facebook.
PEACEKEEPING & THE ARTS In May of 2018, Aubrey was officially awarded Rotary International's Global Grant Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue her graduate degree in Arts & Cultural Management at King's College in London, England. This interdisciplinary arts management degree will allow Aubrey to focus her research and thesis on the use of the arts as a tool for peacekeeping and improving foreign relations. Aubrey hopes to one day create a central organization to promote, organize, and fund long-term artistic cross-cultural collaboration between performing arts institutions all over the world. She hopes that by creating and sustaining better relationships between countries through their artists, international peace can be more sustainable even as political regimes change and resources wax and wane.
"Having worked as a director of film, television, commercials, and theater, for over 35 years, I have to say that working with Aubrey Seader has been like working with a very seasoned professional. Each day that I have worked with Aubrey, she comes to work with great enthusiasm, insight, and most notably, her very own uniqueness." - David Anspaugh, director of films "Rudy," "Hoosiers," on working with Aubrey in "Spring Awakening."