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Amanda Faye Martin

Playwriting Fellow (Theatre Studies)
MFA Dramaturgy (A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University)

Tel +64 3 479 5833

Background and interests

Amanda is an American theatre practitioner with a focus in dramaturgy and playwriting.

Favourite US projects include Waitress (American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA – dramaturg), Who Would Be King (Oberon, Cambridge, MA, and Ars Nova, New York, NY – dramaturg), and Little Bits of Light (Hampstead Stage Company, Chicago, IL & U.S. tour – author).

Since moving to New Zealand in 2017, she has devised and directed several shows, including Yellow Coal (devising director & script writer), $19.95 (devising director & script writer), White Men (director), Dayboy (co-director), and Heathers (director).


  • THEA 241 Writing for the Stage and Screen
  • THEA 341 Advanced Playwriting
  • THEA 421 The Working Dramaturg (available in select years)

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Martin, A. F. (director), Kalogeropoulou, S. (choreographer), & McCormick, A. (vocal director, production manager) (2021, 15-18 April). Heathers: The musical, presented by Pop Up Productions NZ, based on the film written by Daniel Waters, New New New Corporation Brewery, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Martin, A. F. (2018). [Review of the book Performing dramaturgy]. Australasian Drama Studies, (72), 238-243. [Book Review].

Martin, A. F. (2017, November). Beyond surrealism: The theater of Robert Wilson. Verbal presentation at the Mediating the Real 2 Conference: Mediations in a Post-Truth Era, Dunedin, New Zealand.