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Northwest Missouri State University

Amanda Petefish-Schrag

Amanda Petefish-Schrag





660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2006

Associate Professor


  • M.F.A. Directing; Minnesota State University
  • B.A. Theatre Arts; University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

  • Acting
  • Advanced Acting
  • Acting Period Styles and Techniques
  • Theatre Voice and Movement
  • History of Theatre I
  • History of Theatre II
  • Theatre Appreciation
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Academic Interests

  • Actor Training
  • Developing the Collaborative Artist
  • Playwriting
  • Puppetry

Scholarly Activity

Recent Directing

  • The Tempest - Northwest Missouri State University, 2011
  • Man of Steel - Kansas City Fringe Festival, 2011
  • A Christmas Carol - Northwest Missouri State University, 2010
  • Eurydice - Northwest Missouri State University, 2010
  • Tartuffe - Northwest Missouri State University, 2010

Recent Playwriting (Produced)

  • "The God of Animal Planet" - Walking the Wire - Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, 2011   
  • "Memo from My Father" - The Love That Changed My Life - Forward Theatre Company, Madison, WI, 2011
  • Supergirls! Tales of Life, Love and Captain Nebraska - Northwest Missouri State; Bethel College, Kansas; Freeman Academy Performing Arts Series, South Dakota 2009-11

Recent Playwriting (Published)

  • Shakespeare on the Green: Fun, Frantic and Slightly Fractured Introductions to Shakespeare Plays.  (Co-Authored with Ben Schrag)  Playscripts, Inc., New York, 2009
  • The Imaginary Invalid: A Dramatical Primer  (Co-Authored with Ben Schrag)  Playscripts, Inc., New York, 2010

Recent Conference Presentations

  • "Training the Actor-Collaborator."  Mid-America Theatre Conference, 2011
  • "Developing the "X-factor": Fostering Professionalism and Character through Internship and Practica Experiences", 4th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2009
  • "Taming the Diva Personality: Strategies for Developing Professionalism and Character in Student Actors", Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, 2009

Student Group Advisement

  • University Players

Other Professional Experiences

  • Theatre Northwest Artistic Director
  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 5 Professional Auditions Co-Coordinator
  • Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Grant Recipient
  • 2010 Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Education