Women’s Playwriting Festival – Two Muses

http://www.twomusestheatre.org/coming-up-women-s-playwriting-festival/

I’m excited and honored to be a part of this wonderful networking event at Two Muses Theatre! Other professionals on the networking panel include: Rachel Bellack of Michigan Actor’s Studio in Ferndale, Diane Hill of Two Muses Theatre, Lynn Lammers from Kickshaw Theatre in Ann Arbor, Carla Milarch of Theatre Nova, Carrie Morris of CMAP in Detroit, Sam White from Shakespeare in Detroit.

This event is the chance to “Meet with local professional artistic directors and directors who will give insight and advice on how actors, directors and writers can further their careers.”

“The Glass Menagerie” with Puzzle Piece Theatre

Rehearsals have started for The Glass Menagerie with Puzzle Piece Theatre! Check out this little promo video we shot over the weekend and look for an update from me soon on concept, process, and working with Williams’ text.

Schoolcraft College

I have been invited back to teach next semester at Schoolcraft College and I have happily accepted. Next term I will be teaching Acting I, Acting II, Theatre History II, and Stage Makeup. It’s been a fantastic semester – I’m looking forward to wrapping up this term and starting another one.

Happy holidays, everyone

– Amanda

The Rainmaker at Tipping Point Theatre

The reviews are out! The Rainmaker at Tipping Point Theatre opened on Saturday November 15th with props that I designed. It is a minimal design to draw attention to “hardship, [which is] alluded to in the script and borne out in simple, sparse properties (by Amanda Grace Ewing).”

Check out reviews of the production here and then go catch the show before it closes on December 14th!

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New Positions

I am thrilled to announce that I have joined the faculty at Schoolcraft College as an Adjunct Instructor in Theatre! I am teaching History of Theatre I and two sections of Acting I.

I have also joined the staff at Heritage Works as the Ensemble Administrator. Heritage Works is a Detroit-based cultural arts organization, which provides programs in cultural enrichment, performance and visual arts, health and wellness, and academic and professional skills development. Starting with the child, Heritage Works hopes that their work will reach the entire family. HW begins with teaching the ancestral traditions of their primary audiences, and from there explores the world through dance and storytelling. Their mission is to promote youth and community development through cultural arts and traditions. Designed to promote understanding and skill development, their programs use cultural discovery and arts training to encourage personal and artistic excellence. As the Ensemble Administrator it will be my job to coordinate teaching artists, ensemble performances, and promote the organisation.

This has been an incredible start to the season – I can’t wait to see how the season unfolds from here!

Sidewalk Festival

I haven’t quite gathered my thoughts about the RUMPUSROOM’s current project, “The Chekhov/Detroit Project”… so until I can come up with a coherent post here’s a short video from our show at Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts in Detroit!

Awards Season!

Awards season has arrived and I am so honoured to announce that my Properties Design for “The Red King’s Dream” and my Sound Design for “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” both won Members’ Choice Awards from the members of Tipping Point Theatre! Thank you so much!

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Also – I just moved so pardon the painter’s tape in the background.

Happy Holiday!

Happy Fourth of July!

Since I last posted, I’ve finished the RUMPUSROOM workshop, the June run of “Into the Wind” with Ann Arbor Dance Works at University of Michigan, and “Red King’s Dream” at Tipping Point Theatre… I’m looking forward to a few weeks of down time, moving in mid July, and working on “Ernie: Written by Mitch Albom.” It’s going to be a great summer!