A Bay Area based actor, tap and acting teacher, Amanda Farbstein has performed the gamut of musicals, and classical, modern, and contemporary plays. She has bounced from Kathy Seldon in Singing in the Rain, to Gower in Pericles, to Li'l Bit in How I Learned to Drive.
Amanda graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) and has also trained in the A.C.T. Summer Training Congress, LAMDA Shakespeare intensive, Notre Dame de Namur Musical Theatre Conservatory, Berkeley Rep courses, and at SF Dance Center and Dance Arts Center (where she also teaches tap.)
Her passion for acting began while she was studying in the U.K. for a semester when earning her B.A. in English at Westmont college. She was inspired by the ingenious and socially relevant theatre productions she encountered there and discovered the significance, power, and magic of theatre. She hasn't stopped training and working in the field ever since.
Amanda loves Agatha Christie audiobooks, impromptu dance parties, and Trinitarian theology. She has been dubbed the most delightfully awkward person you'll meet and Mary Poppins with a little Bay Area swag.
"There's a divinity that shapes our ends.
Rough hew them how we will-"