Amanda Coffin is a freelance director in Philadelphia, PA with a primary focus on new and contemporary work, female playwrights, devised theatre, and unconventional performance venues. She received her MA in Theatre with an emphasis in directing from Villanova University and has since worked with The Arden Theatre, Simpatico Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Revamp Theatre Collective, Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival, Steel River Playhouse, Juniper Productions, Millbrook Playhouse, and Manayunk Theatre Company. Prior to grad school she directed in Washington, DC and Boston, MA where she received her undergraduate degrees in Writing and Theatre Studies (Directing and Dramaturgy) from Emerson College.
Amanda was featured on WHYY's "Newsworks Tonight" for her work on the 2016 Fringe Festival Production, Bedlam: Shakespeare in Rehab which she wrote and directed for Manayunk Theatre Company. In addition to her work in professional theatre, she is a director and teaching artist for high school performers and previously served as the Drama Director at Great Valley High School in Malvern, PA. She is currently a company member at Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA. In addition to her work as a director, Amanda has extensive experience as an actor, stage manager, dramaturg, production manager, carpenter, and theatre technician.