Amanda L. Andrei

The Art of Literary Translation, Saturday at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Amanda L. Andrei is a playwright, literary translator, and teaching artist residing in Los Angeles by way of Virginia/Washington DC. She writes epic, irreverent plays that center the concealed, wounded places of history and societies from the perspectives of diasporic Filipina women, and she co-translates from Romanian to English with her father, Codin Andrei. Her plays have been produced by Relative Theatrics and developed with NY Classical Theater, La MaMa, Parity Productions, Echo Theatre, The Vagrancy, Pasadena Playhouse, Artists at Play, and more. Her play MAMA, I WISH I WERE SILVER won the 2022 Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Playwriting, and her other work has received finalist status with the Princess Grace Award, Eugene O’Neill Conference, and Ashland Festival. She is a member of the IAMA Emerging Playwrights Lab, Chalk Rep writing group, and an alum of the Echo Theater Playwriting Lab and Vagrancy Writing Group. MFA: USC, MA: Georgetown.

Books That Make a Difference: D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, Macbeth by Shakespeare, Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson.