Amanda Petefish-Schrag

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Assistant Professor of Theatre
Amanda Petefish-Schrag

Amanda Petefish-Schrag is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Iowa State University. Her professional credits include work as a playwright, puppeteer, director, actor, and mom. Her playwriting work has been produced at festivals and theaters in London, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Iowa City, and has been published by Playscripts, Inc., and Smith and Kraus.  Her current puppetry research and performance work explores the use of discarded materials as a means of preserving puppeteers’ historical social-ethical function. Amanda is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the International Union of Marionette Artists, the Puppeteers or America, and is a past recipient of the Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Grant, and the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Education.  

Show Credits

  • Project Facilitator, Iowa Odyssey (or How We Got to Here), 2019
  • Director, Playwright, Puppet Designer, Iphigenia, 2018
  • Director, Out of the Fire: The Banned Books Monologues, 2017
  • Director, The Tempest, 2017
  • Dialect Coach, Cabaret, 2016
  • Director, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,2016
  • Puppet Design/Construction, The Birds,2016
  • Director, Adapter, The Birds, 2016
  • Director, Love and Information, 2015
  • Director, On the Verge, 2015
  • Cast, 100th Anniversary Gala Performance, 2014
Contact
0318 Carver Hall Iowa State University
Ames
Iowa
50011