Jun 15, 2020

Education and Audience Outreach Intern

Premiere Stages

I am working with a New Jersey Regional Theater called Premiere Stages at Kean University as their education intern. Due to the virus, all of our camps are virtual, but working with the 'TheatreMakers' and 'Actor Studio' kids it has been a blessing to see that creativity and collaboration are FLOURISHING in young artists. 

Apr 01, 2020

Virtual Babysitters Club

VBC Dance PARTY

WELCOME to the team! I am booked and blessed to be teaching dance for this new company full of out of work performers and artists like myself. We are a company of 'Performers From Broadway & Beyond' who keep kids virtually engaged while parents work from home. I get to teach groups and one on one dance classes with involve creative moment and tons of dance games. 

Mar 21, 2020

the show must go on

ZOOM time

Well....this is the month of the big shutdown due to the corona-virus the moment Actors Connection and gave us 'something to believe in': Daily free Zoom webinars and workshops! With Theaters shutting down and the hope of performing at a low, it was so great to be able to connect with so many casting directors and big industry professionals. 

Sep 16, 2019

Dance Teacher

Front and Center for Permforming Arts

I am grateful to be celebrating a year working with such an amazing Dance Studio teaching their Tripple Threat Program to kids ages 3-11. I am surrounded by such an incredible and supportive staff who have graced both Broadway and Regional stages all over the county. Not only do I get to teach but I had a surprise opening night moment during the Company Kids performance of Cats when I went on as 'mamma cat' to help guide the youth ensemble kittens. 

Mar 09, 2020

Backgrond Dancer

Radio Caesium

Such a fun shoot being a background ballerina for the short film 'Radio Caesium" by Joshua McQuilkin. Dancing with such talented ballerinas from all over the NYC and NJ area.  

Feb 08, 2020

with Gas Lamp Players

Mamma Mia

It was a thrill to be a featured ensemble member in Mamma Mia with Gas Lamp players in north Jersey. I was honored to be given the opportunity to be the dance captain and help cast members shine! I am constantly branching out to different parts of New Jersey and have enjoyed performing with each company. 

Nov 14, 2019

with Womens Club of Glen Ridge

Steel Magnolias- Staged Reading

So excited to play the role of Annelle in Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Joining a talented group of women to share this story of women empowering women. 

Annelle is the new girl in town, with a southern background and a complicated backstory. 

Come join us Thursday, November 14th at 7 pm at The Women's Club of Glen Ridge. 

Oct 21, 2019

New beauty Product

International Commercial

I had such a fun time shooting an infomercial for a new French product. Showing how to use the product, testimonials and a "talk show' environment. Excited to share it when it comes out! 

Mar 29, 2019

The Producers Club

What If?

I will be performing at the Producers Club in Manhattan in "What if?". A combination of 4 short plays that relate to what can happen in different relationships.

I will be playing Donna in the play "What if I were like her?", a yoga-going, slightly self-obsessed, dumb girl who is trying to forget her past.

Come join our yoga class for a good laugh. 

 

 The show is March 29th at 7:30 pm & March 30th at 2:00pm/7:30pm. 

Feb 23, 2019

From House Casting

Commercial Intensive with Rebecca Yarsin

I took an all-day intensive with Rebecca Yersin focusing on Commercial casting and Acting. We dove into different types of commercial auditions and how to make each copy show your personality.

From the business to on-camera techniques, Rebecca took a personal approach and I had a blast learning at the workshop.

Nov 28, 2018

Jersey City Theater Center

In Real Life by Stacie Lents

It was a blast to reconnect with former teachers and directors from my University and classmates for a staged reading for a new play called "In Real Life" by Stacie Lents. It is a new tragicomedy about two high school students who live in the future, post-Trump world, where the world is now completely virtual. The audience goes on a journey of their "rebellion against cyber reality and their attempt to connect in an actual world they have never known." 

Nov 10, 2019

Stage Reading at La Strada Theater

Cracker Box

I was part of a staged reading of this new play by Gary C. Walter at La Strada Ensemble Theater. I played nurse Lieutenant Diane Dell. in the Vietnam War who was trying to help 2 gay soldiers take care of a baby that got put into their possession. 

Nov 01, 2019

FRIST COMMERCIAL

Giovatto Advertising

I shot my first commercial for a Black Friday sale in Paramus NJ. Check it out and maybe you will want a new jeep too!

Aug 14, 2018

Pilot episode

P's In a Pod

What a thrill to start as an extra on this web series Pilot and then get bumped up to a Features Role as Sadie the waitress. Reconnected with a FDU Alum to help get this project rolling! Keep your eye's out for this new web series. 

Dec 28, 2019

Cat in the Hat with Two Beans Productions

National Tour

 Amanda is beyond thrilled to be on tour as a THING 2 in Cat in The Hat. 

"Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with."

Catch her on tour from January until June. Follow her on Instagram for her journey.

Dec 15, 2017

Cranford Dramatic Club

A Christmas Carol

Amanda is excited to announce that she will play the part of Sally Anderson in Cranford's production of Alen Menken's "A Christmas Carol" this December.  She will also be in the ensemble dancing and tapping her heart away. This version of A Christmas Carol was first performed at Madison Square Garden and ran successfully from 1994-2003! She cannot wait to take on this high -energy spectacular. There will be 6 performances in December, more details of times and ticket sales to come!

Nov 03, 2017

UCC Players

"Shipload of Shakespeare"

The players will be presenting a weekend with two performances of selected Shakespeare scenes, titled “A Shipload of Shakespeare”, at Union Congregational Church, Friday/Saturday evenings, November 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm. Amanda will be Helena from A Midsummers Night Dream, and in a few other scenes throughout the night.

Aug 04, 2017

Breaking Through The Box

NJ Fringe Festival

Amanda will be in a performance that takes place "In a world of religious radicalism and terrorism, a young lawyer, Sofia, is pushed to her limits with her new case: defend nine historical women who have each had a special relationship with God. Through discovering the truth of these women’s stories, Sofia combats her own biases and fears against religion and learns the true meaning of having faith.” She is St.Agnus of Rome the Virgin, who with her spiteful and stuck up attitude, helps Sophia understand we are all struggling in the same manner she feels she is today. 

Jun 26, 2017

Writers Theater of NJ

New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival

Amanda will be a professional actor at the NJ Young Playwrights Contest and Festival. For 30 years it has been deepening the writing experience for young writers by providing detailed feedback from theatre professionals about students’ plays. Through a series of rounds, a team of readers may select plays from each division to be honored as statewide winners. These plays receive a staged-reading performance by professional actors during the NJ Young Playwrights Festival.

Feb 21, 2017

Writers Theater of NJ

The Business of Theater: Workshop

Amanda attended a workshop about the business of theater. The panelists talked about their experiences as theatre professionals, focusing on the strategies they used to succeed and giving vital advice to anyone trying to make a career of theatre. The discussion hit on important topics, like how to get your foot in the door, developing an effective audition strategy, building and maintaining relationships within the industry, and more. The panelist consisted of Erin Mallon, Brittany Goodwin, Shabazz Green, Jim DeVivo and Walter Rodriguez. 

Feb 10, 2017

Open Arts Stages, Bordentown NJ

Amanda will be playing the parts of Ginette, Sandrine and Hope in Breaking Through the Box production of Almost Maine by John Cariani. Almost Maine is a play that comprises nine short stories that explore the love and loss in the mythical town of Almost. Click "Learn More" to read an article written by Broadway World.

Dec 20, 2016

Actor and Reader

Writers Theater Of New Jersey

Amanda was a guest in a Madison NJ Elementary school during a playwright after school program supported by Writers Theater of New Jersey, under the work of Walter Rodriguez. She enjoyed her time reading the new plays that the students had written, as it was the first time the students heard their work aloud. 

May 30, 2016

Somerset Hills YMCA

Performing Arts Coordinator

Amanda is the new Performing Arts Coordinator for the Somerset Hills YMCA summer program. She will be organizing different specialized camps, like Behind the Scenes, Fashion Camp and Performing Arts summer camps to work together to put on four different shows. She is the choreographer and director for some acting scenes for children to incorporate into the shows to achieve a final performance for families, friends, and other camps.

Aug 04, 2016

The Flea Theater NYC

Inferno

Amanda is making her New York debut in Inferno by Justin Giachetti with the Breaking Through The Box theater company. Inferno is a new take on the Seven Deadly Sins. It follows the story of seven people who mysteriously find themselves trapped in a never-ending hallway together. Amanda is a Lost Soul and represents different family members and friends of those trapped in the hall through flashbacks. 

Sep 04, 2016

Middlesex, NJ

Rockstar! Studio

Amanda has become a new dance teacher at Rockstar! Studio. Currently, she is teaching private lessons and group classes to advance skills, vocabulary, and confidence to her students. She works with kids ages 8 and up. Look out for her new list of summer classes coming soon! 

Apr 15, 2016

Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ

Amanda is the lead in Lia Romeo's play Reality directed by Alberto Bonilla at FDU. The play is about characters Annie and Matt who met on “Looking for Love,” a popular reality dating show. But now that the cameras have stopped rolling, their fairy tale is looking a lot less perfect than it seemed. Add into the mix producer Josh, who will do anything for ratings, and the show runner-up, Krisandra, an aspiring actress who’s desperate to make her mark in Hollywood. Will there be a happy ending, or a huge scandal? In our modern society, where everything from breasts to feelings are likely to be fake, playwright Lia Romeo explores what “reality” really means.

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