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Amy has been a TUTA fan for a long time, and started working with the company for the TUTA Lab Don Juan Comes Back From The War. Previously a member of Piccolo Theatre, roles there included Ranevskaya (The Cherry Orchard), Margherita (Low Pay? Don’t Pay), Bottom (Midsummer), Katherine of Aragon (Six Dead Queens), Dottore (Lust, Lies, and Marriage), Player #4 (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern…), and several pantomimes, co-writing Hansel & Gretel: The Panto! Other Chicago roles include Goebbels (Hitler On The Roof/Akvavit), Yente (Fiddler On The Roof/Timber Lake Playhouse), Lydia (All My Sons/Eclectic), Stacey (Play Dates/Towle), Peg (Crashing With Flamingos/Towle), Gertrude (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern…/Metropolis), Gladys (Out Of Order/Metropolis), Witch #2 (Macbeth/Accidental Shakespeare), Norma (Norma and the Maniac/The Orchard), Gretchen (Earl The Vampire) and Marija/Alma (Ambition Facing West), both at Thunder & Lightning Ensemble. She has studied at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Guilford College in North Carolina, Stanislavski Summer School at Harvard, and with the Moscow Art Theatre, GITIS, and Shukin schools in Russia.

She is also a musician, classically trained in piano and double bass. Besides these, she plays ukulele, guitar, and a little bit of banjo. She has taught privately in the past, and currently teaches music classes at the JCC. She has played all those instruments and others onstage and in the studio.

She tours with her one-woman family-friendly show, The Just So Show, based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories. More information can be found at

TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.