Hello! I'm Amanda! I've been on UCB house teams since 2014! Want to stay sharp while waiting for the next class to open up? Let's do it! Want to work on a form for your 12-20 minute indie show sets? Let's do it! Want to improvise and then write sketches from those scenes? Let's do it! Want help for an upcoming audition? Let's do it!
UCB House Teams: Attention Shoppers (Maude), Lake Fire (Maude), Cha-Cha (Maude), Brash Teen (Lloyd), Ronin (Lloyd), Boombox (Lloyd). ASP: Suck My Dick III (Shannon O'Neill), Squeezebox (Shaun Diston). ASH: Monoscene Harold (Anthony Atamaniuk). For 2.5 years, I was a co-host on the improvised talk show The Female Gaze at UCB Chelsea. I'm also a Story Pirate!
I'd love to help your practice group or team work on finding game through behavior and playing to the top of your emotional intelligence. Your reactions and interpretations of other peoples' behaviors are interesting and unique and often lead to really fun games - let's work together to bring that out! Forms I like to coach: Harolds, Montages, Monoscenes, Delicate Flower/Spokane/Squeezebox.
I have been studying improv at UCB since 2013, and have also studied improvisation (Viewpoints, Meisner, Spolin) in Chicago through Steppenwolf in conjunction with Second City and iO. I have a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California and I also have experience working in casting and directing, and I'm great at working with actors and non-actors alike.
I am also available for acting or audition coaching.
I went through the UCB Sketch Program in 2009 and if you are interested in doing a hybrid improv to sketch practice group, I would totally be down to coach that.
Please note: I will not skype coach or travel to someone's apartment building to coach you or your group if I have not already met you in person first.
Here's a video of me with Ronin at Cagematch, July 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUT3N9UALmU
And here's my website if you got to the end of this and were like "oh no, it's over already???" www [dot] amanda [dash] dieli [dot] com