C. Amanda Maude, Associate Artistic Director
C. AMANDA MAUDE has more than 30 years experience performing, teaching and developing workshops for all ages in both the United States and England, dividing her time between New York City and England. She has been a core NPTC Company member and teaching artist since 1995 and has served as associate artistic director since 2002. For NPTC, Ms. Maud has assistant-directed a number of Shakespeare productions (Othello, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet), both for general and school audiences, and provided support in text work and Elizabethan performance styles (including deportment and choreography.) She was a regular performer in NPTC’s Shakespeare Made Simple and World Voices programs for public school students, and continues to assist with the creation of supplemental educational materials and conducting workshops of all kinds.
Her professional performing credits are numerous, including appearances as Gertrude (Hamlet), Friar Laurence (Romeo & Juliet), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Emelia (Othello) for NPTC as well as roles in Blood Wedding (George Washington University Artist-in-Residence) and The Persians (Wells College Artist-in-Residence). Roles in England include the UK premiere of The Evidence at New Perspectives Theatre Company/UK; The Belle of Bonavista Bay (lead) for Forest Forge, the UK premiere of Taking a Liberty at The Contact Theatre in Manchester, Macbeth at the Chester Gateway, Midas at Shakespeare’s Globe Education Centre, The Natural Theatre Company at the Millenium Dome and new works at the Soho Theatre studio, the Chelsea Centre and the Albany Theatre. In England she as performed with a number of educational theatre companies including the Apothecary Theatre Company, Mu-Lan Arts, and most recently with Theatre Adad. She also worked for many years with Twisting Yarn Theatre in such productions as The Crow Scarers, a national tour comissioned by the United Cooperatives, Entrenched, a devised physical theatre piece for High School and College students and Trail of Tears, the premiere of an original play. All three productions included drama and history workshops along with the performances. Ms. Maud works regularly with the Saint John on Bethnal Green Arts and Music Festival in London, developing programming and producing events each year, including directing The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green and the holiday Panto.