Acting


Amanda Gates-Elston 


Feature Film Credits:
Mistress America (2015)           College Advisor                            dir. Noah Baumbach           
Vamperifica (2011)                    Jehovah’s Witness #2                   dir. Bruce Ornstein
                                                                       
Short Film Credits (15 total):
Resurface                                 (lead suspense)                            Columbia School of the Arts
Code Orange                            (lead comedic/dramatic)               Columbia School of the Arts
Bedroom                                   (lead dramatic)                             Columbia School of the Arts
The Wrath of Ms. Krabbapel     (lead comedic)                             Columbia School of the Arts
Nowhere                                   (silent comedic)                            The Liquor Store / J. Crew

Webseries:
Group: The Webseries              Macy (12 episodes)                     SeaDog Productions             
                                                                                                             
New York Theatre Credits:
The Comfort of Darkness           (supp. dramatic – reading)*        Penguin Rep Theatre
Between The Lines                    (lead dramatic – reading)            The Dandy Group
Extensions                                 (lead comedic/dramatic)              The Red Room
CityMouse/CountryMouse         (lead comedic)                             Atlantic Studio A        
Bread & Butter Time!                 (writer/host, comedic)                  HiChristina!
Gay Pierrot                                (five supp. comedic)                     HOT! Festival at Dixon Place  

*Appeared on stage with Jay O. Sanders, Robert Cuccioli, and Amanda Jones in this
four-character play written by Joel Gross and directed by Gabriel Barre.

Special Skills:
Dialects (Scottish, Irish, English, Russian, Australian, Southern)
Alto saxophone (jazz, blues), songwriting, beginner guitar, juggling    

Education & Training:
Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. in English with a Theatre Concentration
Graduated 2004, Phi Beta Kappa; Oxford University (Junior Year Abroad)

Acting:                                      Bruce Ornstein (three years)
Additional Scene Study:           Cast in Columbia MFA Film Division classes taught
by Bruce Ornstein, June Stein, Giancarlo Esposito, Brad Barnes
Voice:                                       Susan Main (Kristin Linklater method)    
Alexander Technique:              Karen Braga                 
Physical Presence:                  Sheila Bandyopadhyay
Character Improvisation:         Oleg Kheyfets
Imaginary Classes:                  Ragnar Friedank (Michael Chekhov's Method) 

Scene work sample: 
Desire Under The Elms (Abbie with Eben)
Red Light Winter (Christina with Matt)
Punch Drunk Love (Lena with Barry)
The Hours (Kitty with Laura)
You Can Count on Me (Samantha with Terry)
Proof (Catherine with Hal)
Summer and Smoke (Alma with John)
David’s Redhaired Death (Jean with Marilyn)
The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Maureen with Pato)
Those the River Keeps (Janice with Susie)
Waiting for Godot (Estragon with Vladimir)

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