BAC Open Resident Artist

Amanda Szeglowski

Writer, director, choreographer, and performing artist Amanda Szeglowski, founder of cakeface, will develop a work channeling Armenian psychic medium Roxy Miraianian and exploring the nature of human consciousness.


Amanda Szeglowski
Artist Bio

Amanda Szeglowski

Amanda Szeglowski, Founder and Artistic Director of cakeface, is a NYC-based writer, director, choreographer and performing artist. A 2020 Bessie Honoree for "Outstanding Production" for her latest premiere, this is now, and now, and now., she is a recipient of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Women Playwrights Commissioning program, and was a HERE Resident Artist (2014-17). In 2008, she launched her all-womxn company, cakeface, which Culturebot described as “a group of fierce, funny, talented women," and later offered, “Think Monica Bill Barnes for the Amy Schumer Generation.”

Her iconic show, Stairway to Stardom, was deemed “vastly entertaining and ridiculously clever” (This Week in NY) and received 4 stars and a critics’ pick by Time Out New York. cakeface has been presented by Ars Nova, JACK, En Garde Arts, AUNTS, HERE, Dance Place (DC), Stony Brook University, and many others. Additional awards of note include two National Performance Network (NPN) grants, a Brooklyn Arts Council grant, and a Marble House Project Residency. Amanda is an alumna of the University of South Florida, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Dance and Business Administration. She is the Associate Artistic Director at HERE, and proud to be a working-artist mama.

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