ABOUT

Amanda Sum is a Vancouver based performer who dances between theatre and music.

In theatre, she has worked with local companies including Rumble Theatre, Pacific Theatre, rice&beans theatre, Alley Theatre, and Theatre Replacement. She received accolades for her work in Alley Theatre's The Ridiculous Darkness, and playing the titular character in rice&beans' Chicken Girl. In 2018, she was the featured theatre artist in the Georgia Straight's Fall Arts Preview. She holds a BFA in theatre performance from Simon Fraser University.

As a musician, Amanda's writing is witty and warm. Her music has been described as "odd, in a completely satisfying way". She floats on top of the indie-pop genre, sometimes dipping into jazz or visiting alternative folk. She was one of the 10 selected acts to perform in the Mainland Concert Series, hosted by Side Door Access and Rogers. Her debut single and music video, Groupthink, was released this September. Amanda's second single, Mary Shelley, was freshly released this October. All her sound recordings were made with an all-female team and feature all Asian female musicians. Amanda's music is supported by Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, and FACTOR Canada.

In both theatre and music, Amanda values rhythm and rigour. She is interested in the intersection of these disciplines, and strives to create work that marries the two.

Photo by Savannah Wheaton

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