Amanda Sum (she/her) is a performer and creator who dances between theatre and
music. She is based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and
Amanda has collaborated on many interdisciplinary theatre based works, which have brought herto perform at On The Boards (Seattle), and the Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble and DevisedTheatre (San Francisco). Past devised works include New Societies and Champion (re:current theatre), Other Inland Empires (Swim Club), and Double Happiness: Detour This Way (NancyTam & Robyn Jacob/Music on Main/plastic orchid factory/Neworld Theatre). Amanda holds a BFA in theatre performance from Simon Fraser University.
As an actor, Amanda’s recent credits include do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata (The Cultch), 3 seasons of the East Van Panto (Theatre Replacement), Chicken Girl (rice&beans), and The Wolves (With A Spoon/Rumble/Pacific).
As a musician, Amanda's writing floats on top of the indie-pop genre, sometimes dipping into
jazz or visiting alternative folk. Amanda's debut full-length record, New Age Attitudes, was just released. She aims to champion other under-represented artists in her music work. All her sound recordings were made with an all-female production and engineering team, and feature an all-Asian female band. Music recording collaborators include Emily Millard, Olivia Quan, Jamie Lee, Mary Ancheta, Cindy Kao, Shin-Jung Nam, Ginger Chen, and Elisa Pangsaeng.
Amanda is Theatre Replacement's current COLLIDER Artist in Residence. She is developing New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert, a pop-up book performance. She has presented in-development iterations of NAA: LIC at PushOFF in 2021 and 2022. A full production and premiere of the piece is set for 2023.
Amanda dips between disciplines, and values collective opportunities, chortling laughter, matching outfits, rhythm and rigour across all mediums she works with.