Currently residing in Los Angeles, Amanda L. Andrei is a playwright hailing from Virginia/Washington DC. Her work centers around young women who navigate strange worlds – whether hostile or charming, catastrophic or whimsical – and how those young women come into their own power. Her plays have been developed by Playwright's Arena, Son of Semele, La MaMa, Relative Theatrics, Madison New Works Lab, Bucharest Inside the Beltway, La-Ti-Do, and more. She has taught playwriting and creative writing to high schoolers, artists, and engineers in the DC metro area, Los Angeles, and online. She is a member of Playground-LA’s Writers Pool (2018-19) and a proud alumna of VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation and Atlantic Center for the Arts. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Dramatic Writing at the University of Southern California.