Hey, I'm Amanda Stafford and I'd love to work with your team to bring out your best work! I've been studying and creating improv and sketch comedy professionally since 2011, and have an arsenal of training and experience behind me: the PIT (house team member for two seasons), UCB, Magnet, The Humor Mill Orlando, and The Armory Improv, where I serve and perform on The Panel.
I was recognized in Zach Broussard's list of The Top 1000 Comedians of 2017 and 2018, and have performed on stages up and down the east coast.
As an improv coach, I LOVE to help teams find their voice and quickly establish or discover the who/what/where so that they can spend more time exploring the relationship, discovering desires and patterns, and finding the funny thing. I have experience with various Harolds, La Ronde, Spokane, Twoprov, Armando, Deconstruction, Montage, Monoscene, Lotus/Onion, group games to name a few, in addition to short form games and musical improv. My background as a theatre artist has also established for a me a deep love of physical theatre, so I encourage teams to make bold physical choices, follow organic impulses, create big characters, and hone object work to flesh out the world.
I also have experience performing on and coaching all female-identifying teams, so I am sensitive to and supportive of bolstering women's voices and choices in comedy!
There is no greater joy for me than watching a team grow and gel by repeatedly sharpening their skills and trusting each other. So if you are looking for a supportive coach with attention to detail who will celebrate your victories and offer constructive advice, that's me!