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Amanda L. Andrei

Playwright

With roots in the Philippines and Romania, Amanda L. Andrei is a playwright hailing from Virginia/Washington D.C. and currently residing in Los Angeles. Her plays are epic, irreverent, and medicinal, and include Lena Passes By, Black Sky (Madison New Works Lab; Semifinalist 2019 Screencraft Stage Play Competition; Finalist 2020 New American Voices Festival), and Every Night I Die (2010 International Bottle Tree Award). Her work has been developed/performed by Pasadena Playhouse, Playwrights Arena, La MaMa, Artists at Play, and others. She is a member of the Echo Young Playwrights group, The Vagrancy Writers Group, Playground LA’s Writers Pool, and Dramatists Guild of America, as well as a producer with Aguas Arts Ink. University of Southern California (MFA).

Get in touch @ www.amandalandrei.com

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Unearthing Your Languages
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Unearthing Your Languages

27 October 2020

Amanda L. Andrei discusses learning Romanian—her father’s native tongue—for her play Lena Passes By and shares methodology for dealing with translations, identifies unique issues of heritage language learners who are also writers, and reflects on the pain of being separated from language.

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Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase
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Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase

19 June 2019

Amanda L. Andrei reflects on Warsaw’s Generation After 3 festival, which had the theme of “risky projects,” and discusses four pieces she saw on risk as it relates to the body and the world.