UPCOMING & ONGOING PROJECTS
Coming up in December, Amanda will be directing for the International Human Rights Festival at the Wild Project. A one-woman show written and performed by Sora Baek, they will tell the story of a 17 year old North Korean defector who risks everything in hopes of finding a better life.
She also continues to step in for Jaimie Van Dyke as Hasan Minhaj's Stage Manager at The Fat Black Pussycat Comedy Club, as he workshops new material for his award-winning Netflix show, "Patriot Act".
In October, Amanda directing a staged reading of Kingdom of the Spirits by JZ Holden as part of the John Drew Theatre Lab Series at the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall.
This August, Amanda was the Assistant Director and Stage Manager for a reading of the Jules Feiffer play, A Bad Friend. Harris Yulin directed the reading at Guild Hall as part of their 90th Birthday Celebration for Jules Feiffer. An all-star cast included Mercedes Ruehl, F. Murray Abraham, and Harris himself!
This June Amanda directed The Violin-Maker, a new musical with music and lyrics by Steven Dickman, book by Patricia Noonan, as part of the John Drew Theatre Lab Series at the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall, in East Hampton. A six month development process culminated in a week-long workshop and a very successful, substantially staged reading.
In February, Amanda collaborated with long-time directing colleague Don Stephenson on a production of Cabaret at Manhattan School of Music. This was a brand new version of the acclaimed show that John Kander re-created, drawing from its previous incarnations. He called this final version of his masterpiece the "definitive version", and said their production of Cabaret was the most accurate and successful portrayal of his most famous show.