Amanda Connors makes theatre focused on ensemble, physicality, and simplicity. She collaborates with writers to create new works—both plays and musicals—and has been a part of the new work development process at NAMT as well as the O’Neill Theater Center. Select directing credits include the Argyle Theatre, Theatre Row, NAMT, Pace University, Molloy College, MTF and assisting at Second Stage, Signature (Arlington), the Guthrie, the O'Neill and Cal Shakes. She was in the Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowship program, a recipient of the SDCF Directing Observership, an alumna of Directors Lab North and Directors Lab West and is an instructor at AMDA. Training includes certifications with the SAFD (unarmed, smallsword, sword and shield, quarterstaff, rapier and dagger, knife, and broadsword), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (degrees in theatre and journalism) and the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill.