Amanda L. Andrei

Amanda L. Andrei

Amanda L. Andrei is an awardwinning playwright and storyteller living in the DC metro area. Her plays have been read and produced in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Some of her plays, poetry, and short stories have been remixed by other artists in the United States and the Netherlands (you may find them in song or visual format). She is a proud VONA/Voices of Our Nation alumna. Amanda is inspired by diaspora,...
Amanda L. Andrei is an awardwinning playwright and storyteller living in the DC metro area. Her plays have been read and produced in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Some of her plays, poetry, and short stories have been remixed by other artists in the United States and the Netherlands (you may find them in song or visual format). She is a proud VONA/Voices of Our Nation alumna. Amanda is inspired by diaspora, tragicomedy, and collaborative art games.

Plays

  • Merienda
    Lola Emily is so pleased to finally meet her granddaughter's fiance and cook a traditional Filipino meal for him. Nothing can stop her--not his vegetarianism, his jetlag, or the fact that she is a ghost. In this short comedy, we must learn to love our new families--even our ghost-in-laws.
  • Revenge of San Pachan
    Plants are alive. Everything's crazy. In this one-act dark comedy, a pair of hallucinogenic cactuses are besieged by two college students on a "shamanic spring break." With their lives in danger, the cactuses retaliate on multiple planes of consciousness, blurring the lines between life, sanity, and freedom.
  • My Dove
    If a robin redbreast in a cage puts all heaven in a rage, does a lovelorn robin in a mirror make the state of love that much clearer? Two strained relationships are tested over brunch: a woman and her long-distance lover, and a bird and its reflection. This ten-minute comedy explores the poignancy of spreading one’s wings and flying out of love.
  • Reeducating Roses
    Relocated by the Romanian communist party to “reeducate” a mountain village, Costica encounters the best and worst people under a totalitarian society. While Florian the jokester attempts to liven his new comrade’s spirits, Trajan the patriot is determined they complete their mission at any cost. In this dark comedy, reeducating roses will only get you cut by thorns.
  • Every Night I Die
    What magic lives in the forests of the Philippines? What is this power that can render one invisible and bring the dead to life? When a man falls in love with his servant, he dismisses his failing marriage and chooses solace instead. But his wife’s brother sees otherwise. In this tragic love story, the magic of the forests can save only one.