Amanda XellerPerformer, Writer, Alligator
Amanda Ariel "Peggy" Xeller is a writer, improviser, and clown residing in New York City. She is a writer-performer with Sketch House Team Baby Shoes (Montreal Sketchfest '14 and '15, Big-Little Comedy Fest, BCAF, NYCSF, Philly Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Charm City Comedy Festival) and co-heads the annual Lady Sketch Lab at the Magnet Theater. She assistant directed Company 29, has improvised with several Megawatt teams, and directs independent and solo sketch. She also performs solo work frequently around the city under Peggylouloulouloulou (L.A. Scripted Comedy Festival, Montreal Sketchfest '15) and Amanda Xeller: Darkness Prince.
Amanda has studied comedy at the Magnet Theater, Upright Citizen's Brigade, Movement Theater, Barrow Group, and with Complicité in London, England. She has performed at the Magnet Theater, PHIT, and iO West. She holds a BA in Theatre from Fairfield University and is an alumna of the National Theater Institute. Her senior year she received The Award for Outstanding Service to the Theater Arts Program for her achievements and pursuits in improv.
In 2012 she created Improv Archive, an online improv database: www.improvarchive.com.
Amanda hails originally from Houston, Texas where she lived across the street from an alligator infested bayou and a short 10 minute bike ride away from the legendary space cows of NASA. She wishes she could sing like Justin Hawkins.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeah dude!