Amanda Goodyear

by Amanda Goodyear
(Bloomington, IL)

Amanda Goodyear

Amanda Goodyear

Hello, thanks for having a look-see! I am graduating with a BS in Acting in May (moving from rural farmland back to Chicago) so here's the resume!

Amanda Goodyear
Height: 5'7" Phone: 708.724.7289
Weight: 125 Email: Staged1216( at )comcast.net
Hair/Eyes: Red/Brown
Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano

THEATER
Catholic School Girls/ Elizabeth/ Illinois State Theater
4.48 Psychosis/ Pedestrian/ Illinois State Theater
Lost and Delirious/ Paulie/ Columbia College
Bloody Poetry/ Harriet/ Illinois State Theater
The Vagina Monologues/ "I was 12" &"Moan"/ Moraine Valley Theater
You Can't Take it With You/ Penny/ Moraine Valley Theater
Laugh, Clown, Laugh/ Mother/ KCACTF Playwrights' Fest
Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?/ Martha/ Moraine Valley Theater
The Adding Machine/ Daisy/ Moraine Valley Theater
Sleeping Beauty and the Seven Z's/ Xenia/ Lincoln Way Theater
Anything Goes/ Mrs. Harcourt/ Lincoln Way Theater
The King & I/ Topsy/ Curtain Call Theater

FILM/TV
Return to Me/ Mary/ Columbia College Chicago
MVCC Summer 2006/ Student/Self/ Moraine Valley Television
Timeserver/ Kala/ Sole Productions
LWTV/ Anchor/ Lincoln Way Television
Get Over You/ Girl/ Chicago Student Film Fest

TRAINING
The Second City-Acting: Michael Pieper
All About Music-Voice: Joy Richards
Illinois State University-Dialect: Marian Hampton
Illinois State University-Movement: Paul Denhardt
Illinois State University-Voice and Shakespeare: Chris Marino

AWARDS
- 2009 Illinois State School of Theatre scholarship recipient
- Forensics: 2007 National Gold medalist in Prose Interpretation, Silver medalist in Duo Interpretation, 2006 Silver in Speech to Entertain, Bronze in Dramatic Interpretation and Prose Interpretation
- 2007 Irene Ryan Nominee and participant

SPECIAL SKILLS
Some dance, childcare experience, bartending, petsitting, stand-up comedy, improvisation
Dialects: British, Irish, Cockney, Spanish

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Apr 22, 2009
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Amanda Goodyear has that special "it" quality
by: Donna Bailey

I have attended various performances of Amanda's and all I can say is that she has that something undefineable but special that certain performers have when they connect with the audience. From bawdy good humor to an ethereal spirit Amanda can do it all.

Apr 22, 2009
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Working with Amanda Goodyear
by: Maritsa Arteaga

I have known Amanda for few years, and we have worked together on several projects. The first time I saw her perform was on stage, and it was a joy to watch her. I directed her in short film titled, "Return to me", in which she was the lead. We also worked on a scene from, "Lost and Delirious", in which she played the character of Paulie. This character required many levels and character changes. It was a wonderful experience to watch this character come to life. This scene was later presented to my directing class, and it received wonderful feedback from both the class and my instructor. Amanda is driven, talented, and hardworking. It was a pleasure to work with her, and I hope to collaborate with her in the future again.

Apr 22, 2009
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The joy of working with Amanda
by: Kelly Neher

I must admit I have worked with Amanda on stage several years now, and I can not get over the skill, confidence and comfort she displays on every occasion. When pitted with the most awkward and embarrassing situations she handles everything with poise and grace. She has a dynamic and magnetic personality that has caused me to have several successful performances with her time and time again. Amanda is one of few actresses I prefer to share the stage with. She is humble and graceful. Words can not describe the joys I receive when I get to see Amanda shine with a performance.

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