Amanda is a Philadelphia based theatre/visual artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer originally from northern New Jersey. She is the co-creator and one half of the edu-comedy duo, Ruth and Estelle; a dynamic pair of entertainers and educators who foster their love of storytelling through a series of engaging and inclusive cabarets, master classes, and their joy-filled podcast, "Learning Through Laughter".
As an actor, she is dedicated to sharing the humanity and heart inside even the most seemingly quirky of characters. She strives to bring to her work simplicity, spontaneity, a sense of quick wit and a spirit of joyful collaboration. (This bio was brought to you today by the letter S and by the number 5.)
Amanda performing her acoustic version of
"I Am What I Am" from La Cage Aux Folles at the Arden Theatre Company's Cabaret Series:
Alex Keiper and the Next Generation.
Ruth and Estelle have their very own podcast!
The gals believe you never stop learning- so that's just what
they're doing. Pour yourself a cocktail and join Philadelphia's
newest (yet oldest) educomedy duo as they sit down and
"learn through laughter" with a special guest each week.
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City Her in
The Gifts of the Magi
Walnut Street Theatre
November 12- December 15, 2019
Independence Studio on 3
Directed by Jesse Bernstein, Music Directed by Jamison Foreman
In this heartwarming and romantic musical comedy, a group of holiday carolers tell the story of Della and Jim, desperately in love with each other but also penniless at the holidays. In their attempt to buy proper presents, a strange twist of fate leads each to find the perfect gift for the other—but at what cost? This beautiful musical adaptation of the classic O. Henry story reminds us of the true meaning of giving, and of love.
Amanda recently collaborated on a devised short film with Tommy Butler, Sean Grasso, and Adrienne Hertler about two friends growing old together. It will be released in the new year!