Amanda Vitiello MFA, BA, SAG-AFTRA
Originally from Los Angeles, Amanda has worked as a professional actress, deviser, dancer, and writer in both theatre and film mediums, regionally as well as internationally. Since graduating from California State University, Long Beach with her BA in Theatre Performance, she received a full scholarship to UC Davis, where she—one of six chosen collaborators—received her MFA in Acting. She is a trained comedy improvisor (PIT, NYC) and also has conservatory training from The Actors Center (NYC) and Harvard/ART.
Amanda was in original productions of The Dogs of War and Plastic Rose (2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival). She also wrote and starred in an original one-woman show called La Gyp, and was awarded a grant to co-write and perform in an experimental theatre piece entitled Wigs. Other theatre credits: Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath (UC Davis), Kitty in Anna Karenina and Thea in Hedda Gabler (Chrysalis Stage), Veronica in Chicago and Consuelo in West Side Story (Musical Theatre Los Angeles), and Rosannah in Brilliant Traces (Front Porch Players). TV and film work include: ‘Mad Men’ (AMC), and ‘Lea’, ‘Phantom of the Press’ and ‘The Clown’ all produced by the LA-based art collective Bagavagabonds. Her original ‘Heaven Blossom’ was the recipient of the 2015 Audience Award for Bagavagabond’s 5for50 Film Festival.
In the Summer of 2016, after wrapping the independent feature entitled “The Objective”, she went to New York to produce her original show Wigs at FridgeNYC. She is currently a company member at the LA Connection Comedy Theatre.