Amanda is a theatre director and teaching artist with a passion for ensemble-created theatre and new plays. She has traveled the country as a touring actor with Hampstead Stage Company, performing everywhere from rural Montana to New York City. As a director, she has collaborated with numerous theatres in New England. Her recent directing credits include The Dining Room (Jean’s Playhouse), A Flea in Her Ear and Arcadia at the University of Hartford, Stay Sharp (O’Neill Theater Center), The Boy Who Drew Cats (World Premiere, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse) and the national tours of Beauty and the Beast, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol with Hampstead Stage Company. Both The Dining Room and The Boy Who Drew Cats have been nominated in the 2016 NH Theatre Awards for “Best Production” in the “Community” and “Youth” categories respectively.
Amanda is the founder and director of The Mythology Project, a collaboration with actors and writers to create and perform original plays inspired by mythology, and co-artistic director of Working Title Productions, a theatre company dedicated to supporting new plays in all stages of production. Working Title’s inaugural project was the Granite State Playwrights Workshop, which brought together playwrights, directors, and theatre makers from around New England to perform staged readings of two new plays at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH. A second project premiered two new plays in January 2018.
A passionate educator of all ages, Amanda incorporates her love of collaboration and original work into her teaching. She was an invited presenter at the Long Wharf Theatre’s Educators’ Laboratory and the Arts are Essential Arts in Education Conference. She has taught with Hartford Performs Arts Literacy Project and was a guest artist at the University of Hartford. She is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts juried Arts in Education roster. Please visit her Workshops/Residencies page for more details about her teaching.
Amanda is a proud member of DirectorsLabChicago and an alum of the O’Neill National Theater Institute.