Amanda Prahl is a playwright, lyricist, dramaturg, and teacher. Her musical Til Death (book and lyrics) debuted at the Kerr Cultural Center in the ASU Lyric Opera Theatre’s new works series in March 2018; selections from the show were presented as a composer-lyricist cabaret at the 2019 Festival of New American Theatre at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Her other works include Forget Me Not (Pandora Festival of New Works/Arizona Women's Theatre Company) and City of Ladies (semi-finalist for the Bridge Initiative Playwright of the Year).
Amanda received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University. After graduation, Amanda continued to teach as a faculty associate at ASU, creating multiple classes focused on musical theatre history, analysis, and writing. She worked as a dramaturg for Southwest Shakespeare Company's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Sense and Sensibility, and was the research and dramaturgy assistant on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Romeo and Juliet during the 2017-2018 season.
As a freelance writer, Amanda has bylines on BroadwayWorld (where she is also an album critic), Slate, HowlRound, Popsugar, and more.
- Master’s Degree
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Theatrical Bookwriter