Amanda Dehnert (she/her/hers) (Co-Composer) recently co-composed The Steadfast Tin Soldier, with collaborator Andre Pluess at Lookingglass. Prior to that, she served as Director/Orchestrator for Eastland: A New Musical, and Director/Writer of Peter Pan (A Play), both for Lookingglass. Amanda’s other work in Chicago has included co-composing the World Premiere of Shining Lives (a musical) (Northlight Theatre), creating vocal arrangements for Iphigenia In Aulis (Court Theatre/Getty Villa), and directing Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), and her original musical, The Verona Project (American Music Theatre Project).
Regionally, Amanda’s work includes: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Director/Co-composer, with Andre Pluess), Timon Of Athens (Director/Composer), Into The Woods (Director/Conductor), Julius Caesar (Director/Adaptor, Oregon Shakespeare Festival), West Side Story (Carnegie Hall at The Knockdown Center, conducted by Marin Alsop), Richard III (The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit), and Cabaret (Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canada). Amanda is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University.