THEATRE

Amanda holds a BFA from SFU in Theatre Performance. She has created her own theatre works, collaborated on touring devised shows, and has acted in a range of projects. Here are some of the things she has worked on:

Acting

do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata
do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata

by Veda Hille, Amiel Gladstone and Bill Richardson directed by Amiel Gladstone Nov 2020/Feb 2021 The Cultch photo by Emily Cooper

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Panto Come Home!
Panto Come Home!

by Mark Chavez directed by Maiko Yamamoto and James Long Dec 2020 Theatre Replacement Photo by Emily Cooper

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Spring Awakening The Musical
Spring Awakening The Musical

by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater directed by Chris Lam March 2017 phantom moon collective

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do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata
do you want what i have got? a craigslist cantata

by Veda Hille, Amiel Gladstone and Bill Richardson directed by Amiel Gladstone Nov 2020/Feb 2021 The Cultch photo by Emily Cooper

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Collaboration

New Societies
New Societies

conceived and directed by Brian Postalian created by the company: Sena Cagla, Howard Dai, Alexa Fraser, Hannah Meyers, Pascal Reiners, Amanda Sum, Meagan Woods, Montserrat Videla, Evan Medd, Brian Postalian Sept 2019/March 2020/April 2020/March 2021 re:current theatre photo by Sebastien Galina

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Double Happiness: Detour This Way
Double Happiness: Detour This Way

composed by Robyn Jacob and Nancy Tam directed by Nancy Tam performed by Robyn Jacob, Nancy Tam, Kevin Romain, Jeff Gammon, Emma Postl, Emily Cheung, Molly MacKinnon and Amanda Sum March 2020 Nancy Tam&Robyn Jacon/Music on Main/plastic orchid factory/Neworld Theatre

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Other Inland Empires
Other Inland Empires

written and directed by Julie Hammond April 2017/Oct 2017/July 2018

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New Societies
New Societies

conceived and directed by Brian Postalian created by the company: Sena Cagla, Howard Dai, Alexa Fraser, Hannah Meyers, Pascal Reiners, Amanda Sum, Meagan Woods, Montserrat Videla, Evan Medd, Brian Postalian Sept 2019/March 2020/April 2020/March 2021 re:current theatre photo by Sebastien Galina

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Original Work

New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert
New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert

A pop-up book performance. A concert in construction paper form. For a solo listener. Originally commissioned for Theatre Replacement and Company 605's 2021 PushOFF Festival. Currently in further development through Theatre Replacement's COLLIDER Artist in Residence program.

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NEW BAND
NEW BAND

Playing in a major key with minor setbacks, a band member wannabe attempts to do it all herself. Solo clown/music composition performance. Commissioned by Maiko Yamamoto and Cory Philley for Live at the Bolt: Persistence. June 2019 Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert
New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert

A pop-up book performance. A concert in construction paper form. For a solo listener. Originally commissioned for Theatre Replacement and Company 605's 2021 PushOFF Festival. Currently in further development through Theatre Replacement's COLLIDER Artist in Residence program.

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Quotes

Chicken Girl: 

Amanda Sum (Chicken Girl) and B.C. Lee (Uncle Chan) are two of the best actors in Vancouver - Colin Thomas 

The Ridiculous Darkness: 

Amanda Sum is a source of constant delight; her attention to status and rhythm are gifts to the play’s comedy - Kathleen Oliver

 

East Van Panto: Pinocchio:

There’s always a stillness at the centre of Sum’s performances that makes her feel present and responsive onstage - Colin Thomas

The Wolves:

There is not a single weak link in a cast who not only bring authenticity to their performances, but make equally convincing soccer players - Mark Robins