Amanda Quaid is a theater actor from New York City. Her first professional stage role was Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at age 18, and she got her Actors Equity card playing Rosalind in As You Like It at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. She made her Broadway debut in 2008 in Equus opposite Daniel Radcliffe. Quaid has performed Off-Broadway and regionally in classical plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Yeats, Dekker, Ford, and Corneille, and has collaborated with contemporary playwrights Tony Kushner, Christopher Durang, and Ethan Coen. Favorite credits include Brecht’s Galileo opposite F. Murray Abraham (Classic Stage Company), Mrs. Warren’s Profession opposite Elizabeth Ashley (Shakespeare Theatre), and Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Corneille’s The Illusion directed by Michael Mayer (Signature Theatre). Quaid graduated with honors from Vassar and is on the faculty of HB Studio, where she teaches speech and dialects to actors from around the world.
Quaid has been selected for a SPARC residency at Hudson Guild. During her SPARC residency, Quaid will work with seniors on reading and performing Shakespeare’s plays and poetry.
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