A Vermont-raised NEYT alumnus, Hayden joined our community as a young actor before transitioning into technical theatre and stage management. He has since returned to direct summer programs, including the Melodrama Festival and Brave Young Vaudevillians. Beyond NEYT, Hayden is interested in creative writing, performance studies, and language acquisition. As a certified EFL instructor, he has taught English in both Taiwan and Mexico. He received his B.A. in English from Reed College—where he also studied Spanish and political theory—and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Chicago.