Amanda Rountree has been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992, teaching since 1998, and directing since 2002. She relocated to Chicago in 2007 from Seattle where she was a performer and instructor with Unexpected Productions and a performer and co-artistic director of Playback Theater Northwest. Amanda has entertained audiences in seven countries and countless North American cities utilizing a wide variety of styles, disciplines, and formats. (She’s performed everything from improv games in Kentucky and improvised Shakespeare at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to drama therapy in Japan and breakthrough formats in Germany). Chicago audiences have seen her in Impress These Apes 2, Don’t Spit the Water, Soiree DADA: Shmukt die Hallen, The (Edward) Hopper Project, and her one-woman shows, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey and 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar. In addition to being a company member of WNEP Theatre, she has been a repeat performer with The Noah Ginex Puppet Company, The Beast Women Cabaret, This Much is True, Chicago Solo Theatre, and The Kates. She is a resident teaching artist for Lifeline Theatre and the Second City Training Center.
To contact Amanda, please email her at andthemonkey at gmail dot com.