Amanda is a Philadelphia based theatre artist, singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer originally from northern New Jersey. She is the co-creator and one half of the comedy duo, Ruth and Estelle; a dynamic pair of entertainers and educators who foster their love of storytelling through a series of joy-filled cabarets, master classes, and their podcast, "Learning Through Laughter".
As an actor, she is dedicated to sharing the humanity, humor, and heart inside every character. She strives to bring to her work simplicity, spontaneity, a sense of quick wit and a spirit of joyful collaboration. She especially enjoys the invigorating process of creating devised theatre and film.
A Little Sampler of Fun
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Or, what Amanda's up to:
Edith in BLITHE SPIRIT
Walnut Street Theatre | May 31 - July 3, 2022 | Tickets
To gather background for his new book, novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth, invite the extremely eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to perform a séance. But Charles’ spiritual skepticism vanishes when the ghost of his deceased ﬁrst wife, Elvira, accidentally materializes—but only to him. Elvira’s still in love and wants Charles back, and is not about to let a little thing like death stand in her way! From the delightfully wicked mind of Noël Coward comes Blithe Spirit, where love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem – and ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ no longer applies.
Preserve your memories; they're all that's left you.
Or, Amanda's theatrical adventures:
Nightcap Cabaret December 6th, 2014 Amanda was thrilled to help launch the birth of Nightcap Cabaret, a company dedicated to producing professional quality, fast-paced, and high energy musical events that feature the talent of local actors, singers, musicians, and other creative members of our community. It was a fantastic evening of excitement and song!
What happens when you put two broads on a senior cruise ship with a casino and bottomless mimosas in the middle of a pandemic? Created by Amanda Jill Robinson and Jenna Pinchbeck, Come Sail Away is the aquatic tale of Ruth and Estelle’s quarantine experience stuck at sea aboard a senior cruise ship, full of musical flashbacks with legendary rock band OTIS REX and The Sugars.
My beloved collaborator Jenna Pinchbeck and I embarked on a wondrous Ruth and Estelle adventure- writing, producing, and performing our world premiere play, Ruth and Estelle’s A Sequins of Fortunate Events for the 2020 Philly Theatre Week Festival. It received a rave review and warm audience feedback over its ten day run at The Bagel Place in Queen Village.