Amanda Rafuse


Director of Artistic Outreach in Northern Stage,

Director, Story Adaptation in Fractured Fables: The Story of Peter Pan,

Director in I'm Fine


With 20 years acting, directing, teaching, and consulting for theaters in Minneapolis, New York, and across the country, she moved to Vermont as a member of Northern Stage’s new Leadership Team in 2013, initially serving as Director of Development. She was named the first BOLD Associate Director in 2017 and now serves as the newly established Director of Artistic Outreach. Audiences may remember Amanda from Our Town (Mrs. Webb), A Christmas Carol 2014 (Mrs. Cratchit), The Fox on the Fairway (Muriel); New London Barn Playhouse in Steel Magnolias (Truvy); and at the Highland Center for the Arts as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which she also produced. Next up: in addition to directing all artistic outreach programming, Amanda will direct the YES Winter White Box (selections from Curious Incident…) and produce/direct Thirsty Theater (NWN 6.0). Amanda holds a BA from Notre Dame, MFA from University of Kansas City – Missouri.

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