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CalArts Alumni Magazine

Amanda K Cole (Washko) (Theater MFA 13)

Amanda K Cole (Washko) (Theater MFA 13) says, “I just wrapped up my third consecutive season as the resident intimacy choreographer at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Recent credits also include movement and intimacy direction at Portland Center Stage for Macbeth. I continue working as a movement director and choreographer, advocating for safe, sustainable, and respectful practice around the staging of intimacy and violence in the industry. I am an apprentice with Intimacy Directors International, currently pursuing certification with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. I also recently joined Stage Directors and Choreographers Society as a full member. I also work at a local nonprofit agency providing advocacy services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. I spend any and all of my free time with my partner, three children, and fur babies exploring the often-rainy Pacific Northwest. Oh, and eating pizza. Lots of pizza.”