185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar
Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, directed by Jen Ellison
The art of improvisation creates stories from thin air, making the unseen seen. For Amanda Rountree, this is not just an art-form, but a way of life — one that includes unexpected twists and turns — leading, if not to mastery, to enlightenment. Written and performed by Amanda Rountree, and directed by Jen Ellison, this show follows the artist on her path with all of the funny and touching moments along the way.
The Chicago Reader says, “Amanda Rountree is a riot!”
Audience members have described the show as “inspiring,” “funny,” “beautiful,” and “a must-see!“ The Chicagoist picked this show as one of their “three to see.”
Amanda Rountree, an Unexpected Productions alum, is delighted to bring her one-woman show to Seattle. She's been performing improvisational theatre professionally since 1992, teaching since 1998, and directing 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 countless North American cities utilizing a wide variety of styles, disciplines, and formats. Chicago audiences have seen her in SNORF!, Soiree DADA: Shmukt die Hallen, Chicago Solo Theatre, The (Edward) Hopper Project, and her one-woman shows, The Good, the Bad, and the Monkey and 185 Buddhas Walk into a Bar. She is a resident teaching artist for Lifeline Theatre and the Second City Training Center.