Amanda Dehnert

Amanda Dehnert

Director, Music Director and Conductor, Into the Woods

In three seasons at OSF: My Fair Lady; Julius Caesar; All’s Well That Ends Well. 

Other theatres: Regional: Eastland (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Richard III (The Public Theater); Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory); Death of a Salesman (Dallas Theater Center); The Fantasticks (South Coast Repertory/Arena Stage/Long Wharf Theatre); Cabaret (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); My Fair Lady (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House); Henry IV, West Side Story, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Annie, The Skin of Our Teeth, Noises Off, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Othello, Saint Joan (Trinity Repertory Company). 

Other credits: Author/director: The Verona Project (California Shakespeare Theater); Peter Pan (A Play) (Lookingglass Theatre). Musical direction: Annie, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, The Threepenny Opera, The Music Man. Acting artistic director: Trinity Repertory Company, 2005–2006 season. 

Teaching: Associate professor (theatre), Northwestern University; clinical professor (theatre), Brown University and Trinity Repertory MFA Consortium. 

Awards: Gielgud Fellowship (Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation); Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director, Helen Hayes nomination, Jeff Awards nomination. 

Education: Illinois Wesleyan University.