Amanda Rountree has been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992, teaching it since 1998, and directing it since 2002. She relocated to Chicago in 2007 from Seattle where she was a performer and instructor with Unexpected Productions and a performer and co-artistic director of Playback Theater Northwest. Amanda has entertained audiences in seven countries and many North American cities utilizing a wide variety of styles, disciplines, and formats (everything from improv games in Kentucky and improvised Shakespeare at the Colorado Shakespeare Fest to drama therapy in Japan and breakthrough formats in Germany). Chicago audiences have seen her in Impress These Apes 2, Soiree DADA: Shmukt die Hallen, The (Edward) Hopper Project, and her one woman show, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey. She is a graduate of Second City’s Conservatory, a company member of WNEP Theater, and a teacher for both Lifeline Theatre and (noticeably) the Second City Training Center.