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The Ones to Watch

I don’t care to hear about the people who want to escape this world the ones who follow their fear living in their imagined future dystopia I want to hear about the people who are willing to work for a better world who haven’t given up on this one Those are the people to watch…

Food Review – Freeze Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s

Yesterday, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up a few necessities for upcoming meals—almond milk, tortillas, and such.  (Because of the recent polar vortex, they were out of everything I needed.  Astute Chicagoans, understanding that they might be surrounded by brutal wind chills and frozen snow drifts for forty-eight hours, apparently bought groceries to…

The Fillet of Solo Festival is happening now!

Chicago’s solo performance festival is happening right now and it’s kind of a big deal.  Lots of amazing performers are on the two-week long schedule and I am delighted to be performing two different times.  The annual festival is hosted by Lifeline Theatre and all of the wonderful details can be found by going to…

If you don’t read this, you won’t know what it says.

Something happened to the internet while we were all looking.  It has become increasingly desperate, and continues moving in that direction. No matter where you look on the internet, you see things that basically are saying, “Click here!” “Read this!” or “Watch me!”  Of course, we are typically clicking on something else, reading some other…

Northwest Tour Update

I lived in the pacific northwest–Seattle, specifically–for nine years.  Although I’m from the south originally, the pacific northwest always felt like home.  It was a no-brainer for me to at least attempt to do a tour out this way.  I toured my first solo show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey to Bellingham, Seattle,…

Buddhas/Bruiser: Only ONE more chance!

My solo show, 185 Buddhas has one more performance in Chicago before it heads to the west coast!  And if you come out to see one of these Chicago performances, you’re in for a treat, because my show is running on a double bill with Kelsie Huff’s solo-show, Bruiser. But you only have one more…

185 Buddhas returns to Chicago in October!

If you missed seeing this solo show during its run earlier this year, now you’ll have another chance to see it!  But I have even more good news:  185 Buddhas will be appearing along side Kelsie Huff‘s fantastic solo show, Bruiser!  Essentially, you can buy one ticket, but see two great one-woman shows in one…

Bad Movies

I appreciate bad movies. Sometimes, after a long day or week, it is super satisfying to watch a bad movie.  Don’t get me wrong, I love good movies OF COURSE.  But after thinking on my feet all day–teaching or performing or directing or writing–it’s a delight to sit down and watch something that doesn’t involve…

Buddhas at the Bunbury

Produced in conjunction with the Bunbury Theatre Company, I will perform my solo show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar… in the beautiful and historic Henry Clay building in downtown Louisville this Saturday night, Sept. 7th.  Please click here to purchase tickets. The Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!”  Audience members have described…

Encounters with Wildlife

Today, I ran into a squirrel.  I literally ran into a squirrel.  Now, I realize that the word “literally” doesn’t carry any weight anymore, since it no longer means what it used to mean.  So I shall say it this way:  I actually, really, truly, and matter-of-fact-ly ran into a squirrel.  I was running along…