Junior Ensemble Member

Amanda Buchner

After unwillingly joining the improv team in high school, Amanda has been willingly making stuff up ever since!

On that team, she had the opportunity to represent Alberta at the 2017 Canadian Improv Games and compete in numerous tournaments. Now, she performs with the University of Alberta Improv Group, where she is the President Internal for the 2018/19 season. She is working towards her BSc Neuroscience, and hopes to do well enough that they let her take even more school after that! When not studying the secrets of the human mind, Amanda can be found caring for her houseplants, baking way more than one person could ever need, and at any moment, wishing she were napping instead.

What’s Your Favourite:

TV Shows: Frick I Love Nature
Movies: Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name, The Grinch (original animated), The Polar Express
Actors: Bert and Ernie
Books: The Goldfinch, The Night Circus, The Book Thief, All The Light We Cannot See
Authors: Michael Ondaatje, Neil Gaiman, Erin Morgenstern
Music: Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, Sufjan Stevens, Lizzo
Food: Earl Grey Tea, Cheesecake, Mac n’ Cheese

I have a horrible, incurable condition where I can’t leave a bookstore without buying at least one book.

Amanda Buchner
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH RAPID FIRE THEATRE?

In high school, I was forced onto the improv team by my drama teacher Noel Taylor, another member of RFT. I completed in the Northern Alberta Improv League and represented Alberta in the national Canadian Improv Games competition. A year out of high school, I auditioned for RFT and the rest is history. I now get to play alongside the person who taught me how to improvise in the first place!

WHAT IS A TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?

People who think that it’s cool to be mean or judgemental. Maybe this is because I was always the weird drama kid/science nerd, but being exclusionary or thinking you are better than someone is the most boring personality trait!

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

I have a horrible, incurable condition where I can’t leave a bookstore without buying at least one book.

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU THE HAPPIEST?

When I can put all my responsibilities out of my mind and enjoy the company of my friends and family, whether that’s during improv, or just spending time with the people I love.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR A THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I would love to be a Black-Footed Cat, they’re one of the world’s deadliest predators, with a 60% kill success rate, but also adorable little 17-inch cats.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Will there be snacks?

 

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