AMANDA DEHNERT

Amanda Dehnert is thrilled to be returning to Lookingglass, where she previously worked on Eastland: A New Musical (Director/Orchestrator) and Peter Pan (A Play) (Director/Writer). Chicago credits: co-composing the World Premiere of Shining Lives (a musical) (Northlight Theatre), creating vocal arrangements for Iphigenia In Aulis (Court Theatre/Getty Villa) both with Andre Pluess, as well as  directing Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), and her original musical, The Verona Project (American Music Theatre Project). Regional work: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Director/Co-composer, with Andre Pluess), Timon Of Athens (Director/ Composer), Into The Woods (Director/Conductor), and  Julius Caesar (Director/Adaptor) at Oregon Shakespeare  Festival;  the World Premiere productions of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville (Director, McCarter Theatre; Arena Stage; Philadelphia Theatre  Company);  Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice (Director, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Primary Stages); the revival productions of My Fair Lady (Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Virginia Stage Company; Actors Theatre Of Louisville;  Cleveland Play House; Trinity Rep); and The Fantasticks (South Coast Repertor y/Arena Stage/Long Wharf Theatre/Trinity Rep). Amanda also directed West Side Story (Carnegie Hall at The Knockdown Center), Richard III (The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit), and Cabaret (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). Amanda is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University.

Bio as of 2018