Originally from Nebraska, Leigh Walter is a director, producer and manager based in NYC for the past decade. She is proud to be the Executive Creative Producer of Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, a TYA organization dedicated to creating bold and original theater for young people and their families. With Trusty Sidekick, she most recently directed A Perfect Party for Trees, an outdoor promenade puppet performance made for and with neurodiverse audiences, featured in the NYTimes: “But perhaps the greatest gift this new play offers its audience is intangible: the freedom to be themselves.” She has worked at Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, The Public, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, St. Ann’s Warehouse and HERE Arts Center among a myriad of other theaters, warehouses, bars, museums, streets and parks. This work has been focused on developing new theatre, with a verve for immersive/non-traditional productions and puppetry. This work has also included Off-Broadway musicals, performance art, dance, opera and everything in-between.