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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…

185 Buddhas heads to the west coast this fall!

The tour of my solo show about my journey through the world of improv is going on a little journey itself!  I’ve just confirmed some tour dates in some very cool cities on the west coast.  185 Buddhas is coming to Washington state and Oregon in November!  For exact showtimes and locations, please visit my…

Living in Chicago

Sometimes means that you will occasionally attend a street festival by accident in the summer Sometimes means you’ll find yourself squished into the corner of the train car between an oblivious guy with a backpack and a chuckling gentleman who rolls his eyes Sometimes means you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves…

185 Buddhas is coming to Louisville later this year!

Louisville, Kentucky is a fantastic little city/big town.  I was very lucky to perform my first one-woman show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey there a few years back.  Well, I guess they must have liked me or something (or maybe they just liked the monkeys?), because they’ve invited me back!  Produced in conjunction…

SNORF!

So there’s this great puppet company here in Chicago called The Noah Ginex Puppet Company.  It was created by this guy, Noah, who happens to be super talented at making puppets.  So talented, that he was even nominated for a Jeff award for design!  I’ve worked with Noah and his company before in different shows…