Seven years ago, I moved to Chicago from Seattle. I landed in a whirlwind of auditions and new opportunities and took on all sorts of fun and wonderful projects. One of these projects was a ridiculous show called "Impress These Apes," which, if you're in Chicago and haven't heard of it, you should totally check … Continue reading Chicago and Me
Chicago's solo performance festival is happening right now and it's kind of a big deal. Lots of amazing performers are on the two-week long schedule and I am delighted to be performing two different times. The annual festival is hosted by Lifeline Theatre and all of the wonderful details can be found by going to … Continue reading The Fillet of Solo Festival is happening now!
I lived in the pacific northwest--Seattle, specifically--for nine years. Although I'm from the south originally, the pacific northwest always felt like home. It was a no-brainer for me to at least attempt to do a tour out this way. I toured my first solo show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey to Bellingham, Seattle, … Continue reading Northwest Tour Update
My solo show, 185 Buddhas has one more performance in Chicago before it heads to the west coast! And if you come out to see one of these Chicago performances, you're in for a treat, because my show is running on a double bill with Kelsie Huff's solo-show, Bruiser. But you only have one more … Continue reading Buddhas/Bruiser: Only ONE more chance!
If you missed seeing this solo show during its run earlier this year, now you'll have another chance to see it! But I have even more good news: 185 Buddhas will be appearing along side Kelsie Huff's fantastic solo show, Bruiser! Essentially, you can buy one ticket, but see two great one-woman shows in one … Continue reading 185 Buddhas returns to Chicago in October!
Produced in conjunction with the Bunbury Theatre Company, I will perform my solo show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar... in the beautiful and historic Henry Clay building in downtown Louisville this Saturday night, Sept. 7th. Please click here to purchase tickets. The Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!” Audience members have described … Continue reading Buddhas at the Bunbury
The tour of my solo show about my journey through the world of improv is going on a little journey itself! I've just confirmed some tour dates in some very cool cities on the west coast. 185 Buddhas is coming to Washington state and Oregon in November! For exact showtimes and locations, please visit my … Continue reading 185 Buddhas heads to the west coast this fall!
Louisville, Kentucky is a fantastic little city/big town. I was very lucky to perform my first one-woman show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey there a few years back. Well, I guess they must have liked me or something (or maybe they just liked the monkeys?), because they've invited me back! Produced in conjunction … Continue reading 185 Buddhas is coming to Louisville later this year!
I've said this before, but it bears repeating: One cannot do a solo show alone. I had great help from the obvious suspects, of course, like my director, Jen and the technical support of Joey and Andrew. But there were also others who helped with a variety of skills and talents, including, most definitely, my … Continue reading A great, big “THANK YOU!”
The Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!” Audience members have described the show as “inspiring,” “funny,” “beautiful,” and “a must-see!“ The Chicagoist picked this show as one of their “three to see.” There is only one more show left: this Thursday (TONIGHT!), March 28 at 8pm and I am so very excited that … Continue reading Tonight is your last chance to see this show!