Amanda Lin 林美智 (she/her) is an emerging Taiwanese-Canadian theatre artist who specializes in direction, writing, performance, and arts admin. She is a recent(ish) graduate of Queen’s University, where she studied social psychology, theatre, and business, with her area of research centring on attitudes and social influence. She is particularly interested in cultivating spaces of care and connection within theatre, and providing a platform for underrepresented people and stories.
Amanda is an alumni of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Program and fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre’s Kitchen Playwriting unit. She has also worked with companies such as Why Not Theatre, the Paprika Festival, Single Thread Theatre Company, the Kick and Push Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and Young People’s Theatre. She currently works at Nightwood Theatre as their Development & Engagement Associate and at Cahoots Theatre as their Development Manager. Her first stage play, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot is currently in development at Cahoots Theatre, and seeks to explore cultural appropriation in food and art, and the pressure placed on “diverse” artists.