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Lockitch, Amanda


Amanda Lockitch is an actor, director, dramaturg, and teacher. She initially trained as an actor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. She has taken part in SITI Company’s Annual Summer Intensive at Saratoga Springs and has done advanced training with Anne Bogart and members of the SITI Company in New York and Vancouver. Amanda did the Stagecraft program at Douglas College in British Columbia and spent two summers as a technician at the Banff Centre. She obtained a double major Bachelor’s degree in Drama and English Literature, and her Master’s degree in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of British Columbia. She held a one-year faculty lectureship at the University of Toronto, Scarborough where she taught Introduction to Theatre, Intermediate Workshop in Performance, and directed Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros as the Major Production for that year.  Amanda’s dramaturgical/directorial work was produced in the 2011 Summer Works Festival in Toronto (Waterfront: The Blessing) and the 2014 Vancouver Fringe (The Masks of Oscar Wilde). She directed Never Swim Alone, Warriors and Bent for her Vancouver-based company Meta.for Theatre Society as well as directing for the Frank Theatre, Genus Theatre, and UpintheAir Theatre. She was an in-house dramaturg at Playwrights Theatre Centre and has convened a panel and given papers at the annual Canadian Association of Theatre Research conference. Currently, Amanda teaches speech and drama, language arts, and improvisation to children ranging from 3-18, and coaches adults in acting and interview skills. She continues to train with voiceover and on-camera classes. She has appeared in a number of short films and is the Apprentice Director of the Comedy of Errors at Bard on the Beach (2015). Amanda is represented by Kirk Talent Agency.

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