"The girl who plays Sonia, she played her so differently than I had imagined. I actually cared for her"
-Stephen Adly Guirgus
Amanda was born in Queens, New York City and is now quite the nomad, finding her home in all parts of the world. At a very young age, she found love and comfort in performing, always looking to create a smile on someones face. In high school she was an active member in her schools drama program, and in her senior year, she had the oppurtunity to attend the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. While at PPAS, she worked on some incredible projects, including a devised theatre piece with director Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) and writer Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us). The piece became a published play that is performed around the globe named Nothing is The End of the World, (except for the end of the world). During this time, she also had an apprenticeship with The Shakespeare Society through the Tony Bennett Arts Education Program.
After graduating from PPAS in 2012, she went on to Queens College to study Theater & Performance, and in spring 2016 received her Batchelor of Arts with honors. There, she performed in over 10 productions ranging from dance to Shakespeare, but also relished in the opportunities to work more behind the scenes, in things like stage managing and technics.
Since graduation in 2016, Amanda has lived in Frankfurt, Germany working with physical theatre company antagon theatre AKTion, as well as other theatre groups based there. She has been traveling the world from Kazhakstan to Costa Rica and everywhere in between making theatre along side others who are unique and passionate.
She is currently getting her MFA at Purdue University, and will be graduating in Spring of 2022. She looks forward to the adventures and growth in the future!