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
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 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!
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, March 28 at 8pm and I am so very excited that the … Continue reading Amy Sumpter opens for 185 Buddhas this Thursday!
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 are only two more shows left: this Thursday, March 21 and next Thursday, March 28 at 8pm. Click here to … Continue reading Chicago has only TWO more chances to see 185 Buddhas
Lifeline Theater's Fillet of Solo Festival is still running through most of this month--and that means you still have another chance to check out Amanda Rountree's one-woman show, 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar... If you can't make it this month, no worries! 185 Buddhas runs every Thursday in February and March at Studio Be … Continue reading One more chance to see a preview of 185 Buddhas BEFORE the run!
...And the bartender says, "Hey! That's the name of Amanda Rountree's new one-woman show!" Creating a show has a lot of steps to it. I began writing this current show last year. It came in fits and spurts and began mostly as unconnected memories and stories about my journey as a performer and an artist. … Continue reading 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar…
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? - Dogen Zenji
When I was a young actor I wanted to be as much of an actor as I could be. So I took ANY job that even remotely resembled acting. I lived in Cincinnati for a year and a half dressing up as an alien from Star Trek at a theme park nearby. I was 21 … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Being a Mannequin