Amanda Rountree has been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992, teaching since 1998, and directing since 2002. She is also a storyteller, writer, puppeteer, and solo-performer. In 2014, she moved to the Atlanta area from Chicago, where she was a faculty member with the Second City Training Center, an ensemble member with WNEP Theatre, and a writer/puppeteer with SNORF. Her one-woman shows, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey and 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar… both had successful runs in Chicago and tours to other cities. Previously, she was a performer and instructor with Unexpected Productions and a performer and Co-Artistic Director of Playback Theater Northwest in Seattle. 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. Amanda was Artistic Director and Education Associate of Highwire Comedy from its founding in 2015 until March, 2017. She is a faculty member of Forsyth Academy of the Performing Arts and performs, teaches, and directs throughout Atlanta and its surrounding communities.
What people are saying:
Under her expert tutelage I was able to take my Improv skills to the next level, which we all know equates to more work as an actor! If you want to take control of your professional development and want to expand your acting abilities, take any class this amazing teacher has!
Amanda Rountree is a riot…
Rountree is amusingly unafraid…
At the end of the session, I walked away a stronger improviser and actor.
Her insight is amazing, and it is matched by her succinctness in giving constructive and critical feedback.
Amanda is not only a great improviser with years of experience, but she knows HOW to teach it.
With Rountree, you’ll discover awesome parts of yourself you never knew existed.
Amanda Rountree is radiantly endearing…