I am delighted and honored to join the roster Associate Artists at Bag&Baggage. Not only do I immensely enjoy working with Bag&Baggage cast, staff, and crew, but I am also proud to be helping create challenging, intimate, forward-looking theater.
Mandy studied literature, theater, and history (and improvisation) at Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. and M.A. in English. Past B&B appearances include Romeo & Juliet/Layla & Majnun (Lady Capulet), Death and the Maiden (Paulina), Deathtrap (Helga), La Isla en Invierno (Doris), and Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret/Dogberry). Pre-Portland, favorite scripted roles include Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife); My Fair Lady (Mrs. Eynesford-Hill); favorite un-scripted roles include 10 years with the Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco. In Portland, she’s recently been in such shows as Trail to Oregon (Son), The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott); Reefer Madness (Mae Coleman); Die Hard: The Musical Parody (Mother Gruber/Inga); and Back to the Future: The Musical Parody (Biff). Mandy also wears numerous backstage hats. Recently, she costumed Body Awareness (Twilight Theatre); and The Mystery of Irma Vep and Heathers, the Musical (Funhouse Lounge). She also directed the bilingual touring production of Judge Torres for Milagro Theatre, and Triassic Parq: the Musical at the Funhouse Lounge. Since moving to Portland in 2013, she has taught at Northwest Children’s Theater, and improvised on mainstages all around town. Recently, she published her first book, Managed Mischief, about improvisation and creativity. At home, she maintains an excess of books, art supplies, and impractical musical instruments.