Theatre

Amanda Ewing

Amanda is a Multi-Disciplinary Feminist Theatre Artist with a focus in Community Engaged Performance and Cultural Memory. She has he Master of Arts from King’s College, London in Theatre and Performance Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from Alma College in Theatre and English. While at Alma, she was a member of Kappa Iota, a member of the Theatre honorary, Alpha Psi Omega, and a member of the English honorary, Sigma Tau Delta. She did a study abroad in her senior year to Goldsmiths College in London, England - where she studied devising, lab, and performance studies practices. 

My hometown when I was a student was

Royal Oak, Michigan

I graduated in

2011

I studied

Theatre and English, with a minor is Music

I currently live in

Northville, Michigan

I am now

Currently, I am the Program Coordinator for University of Michigan’s Educational Theatre Company (UMetc). UMetc uses educational theatre and peer education to teach new students about social, academic, and personal issues they may experience during their college years. I am also a producer of the annual new play festival for women directors, Boxiest Detroit. In addition, I continue to freelance direct in professional theatre around Metro Detroit.

Since graduating from Alma

I am a Theatre artist with a focus in cultural memory and community engaged performance. As the Program Coordinator for the University of Michigan’s Educational Theatre Company (UMetc), I produce, assistant direct, and program the company’s academic and school year performances. I have worked regionally with the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, University of Michigan’s InterArts Program, Heritage Works, Ann Arbor Dance Works, A Host of People, Tipping Point Theatre, Matrix Theatre Company, Puzzle Piece Theatre, and the Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance; and internationally with the London-based production company, Turtle Key Arts. I have a Master of Arts from King’s College, London in Theatre and Performance Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from Alma College in Theatre and English.

I am an Actor’s Equity Association Membership Candidate, a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and an Alumni Epsilon member of the international English Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta. 

My Alma education

The biggest impact Alma has had on my career is an ever-growing network! Even when I was in the UK, I had Alma alumni to ask immigration questions to, and connect with when I was homesick. After graduating from my Masters program, I returned to Michigan where I did an apprenticeship with Tipping Point Theatre – a theatre company led by an Alma Alumni. In such a small collegiate community, I never feel like alumni aren’t available to me – and I hope that I am always available to current graduating classes.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

Standing in the middle of the road between SAE, the President’s House, and Sigma Chi.

My favorite professors(s) included

Dana Aspinall and Joe Jezewski

My off-campus study experience(s) included

Amanda spent one semester abroad studying in London at Goldsmith’s College where she focused on Grotowski Lab Theatre and early American Literature.