Amy Frear is an actor, theatre artist, and filmmaker. She holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her original work explores subtle science fiction and fantasy through journey, connection, getting lost, time travel, romantic notions, theatricality, and the occasional historic figure or marine mammal.
Amy made her filmmaking debut with ANOTHER TIME, a short film about commitment and being lost in time. ANOTHER TIME and SELKIE, her second film, have been screened with the Philadelphia Film Society; Trenton Film Festival (Winner: Audience Favorite); Garden State Film Festival; Women's Film Festival; The Drunken Film Fest in Yorkshire, UK; Cape May Film Festival (Winner: Curator's Award); among many others. She can be seen in the role of Lisa in Stephen Gyllenhaal's feature film GRASSROOTS starring Jason Biggs and Lauren Ambrose, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.
As an actor, Amy is a lover of classical work, new plays, and devised performance. Favorite roles include Grusha in THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, the Princess in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, and Adele in the American premiere of Mark O'Rowe's OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS. She has performed regionally with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Stonington Opera House, Theatre Exile, Inis Nua, Hedgerow, and many others.
Amy has created numerous solo shows including BLUEBEARD, NAPOLEON AFTER ABDICATION, and AT THE BANK, which were performed as NAPOLEON PRINCESS GROUPIE NEWSPAPER at the Philadelphia Fringe and Manhattan Rep, directed by Chelsea Sanz. Other devised works include BARBARIANS at Studio 116 in Seattle; 10 REAL STAR ACTS: AN ORIGINAL 1912 VAUDVILLE at the Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Maine; THE GATHERING OF THE MOTHER MOTH PEOPLE with Oliver Jane; and the productions of DEEP BLUE SLEEP and CITY OF WOES with Found Theater in Philadelphia.
Amy is an adjunct professor of acting for theater and film at Temple University and a senior lecturer at the University of the Arts. She specializes in teaching Acting on Camera.