Amy has been performing with Rapid Fire Theatre since 2002, and is a former Artistic Director. She can be seen weekly at Theatresports, and often at CHiMPROV too.
Amy loves leading corporate workshops on communication and team-building. She also is a trainer and judge for Rapid Fire’s high school festival, The Wildfire, and leads improv workshops for the public at the Rapid Fire Academy.
Improv has taken Amy many places. She is so pleased to have been able to perform at The Canadian Comedy Awards in Toronto, The Vancouver International Improv Festival (ViiF), The Winnipeg Improv Festival (IF), The Lost in Translation Festival in Milan, The Wurzburger Impro Festival, The Berlin Impro Festival, The Dad’s Garage World Domination Theatresports Tournament in Atlanta, Monkeyfest in Bogota, and Vancouver Theatresports League’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Amy graduated in 2007 from The University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, and Art History (minor). In 2012, she was named on of Avenue Magazines Top 40 Under 40. In 2013, she was named one of Alberta’s Rising Stars by Venture Magazine, in addition to winning a Canadian Comedy Award for Internet Search History Revealed, which Amy co-wrote with fellow RFTers Kory Mathewson and Arlen Konopaki.
From 2009-2015, Amy served as Rapid Fire’s Artistic Director. Under her leadership, Rapid Fire’s programming doubled, two new festivals were created, and the company moved to The Citadel Theatre. In 2015, Amy received an Excellence in Artistic Direction award from the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.
Amy has written several scripted shows with fellow Rapid Fire members, including Gossamer Obsessions with Paul Blinov, My Name is Jonas with Kory Mathewson and Colin Matty, A Watched Pot Never Boyles with Arlen Konopaki, as well as several awesome plays with Kirsten Rasmussen.
She appears regularly on SuperChannel’s Tiny Plastic Men, and on CBC Radio’s The Irrelvant Show.
Amy was born and raised in Edmonton and loves her city. She was also a founding co-chair of Make Something Edmonton, an initiative focused on exploring Edmonton’s image and identity, and continues to be involved on the volunteer committee.