For the past 14 years, it has been the greatest honor of Amy’s life to join with artists from around the world and members of the Sonoma County community to bring the vision of Transcendence Theatre Company to life. The company, which has set down roots to create a home base in Sonoma County, has a mission to create extraordinary experiences that inspire others to go beyond the usual limits and live the best life ever. In 2014, Amy was honored as one of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty” for excellence in vision, leadership, and community outreach. Under her guidance, Transcendence has won over 50 Broadway World San Francisco Awards including “Theatre Company of the Decade.” Additionally Amy was named “Director of the Decade” for Transcendence’s 2019 Inaugural Musical “A Chorus Line.” This recognition, the critical acclaim as well as the groundswell of public support Transcendence Theatre Company has enjoyed in the 10 years it has been in residence in Sonoma County inspires Amy as she looks ahead and continues to innovate and create the ever-expanding concept for Transcendence and how it will impact people locally and throughout the world.
Amy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Otterbein College & holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in musical theatre, dance, & theatre education. She has performed on Broadway, in national tours, films, television and commercials. Since 2012, she has been the guiding creative force, as well as one of the core performers for “Broadway Under the Stars” musical series in Jack London State Historic Park, which has been seen by over 110,000 people and raised over a half a million dollars to help keep the park open. During the pandemic, Amy led the innovation of creating a “Best Night Ever” Online season that was seen by over 100,000 people world-wide.
Amy is also well known across the world for being in the hit You-Tube Video, “The Best Wedding Toast Ever”, which has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. She is happily married to Executive Director Brad Surosky and relocated to Sonoma a decade ago, with their dog Junior and new son Micah to build Transcendence Theatre Company into a nationally recognized regional theatre that will inspire millions of people’s lives from around the world.