Amy Frear is an actor and filmmaker.
She has performed regionally with Theatre Exile, Delaware Shakespeare, Inis Nua, Seattle Rep, Opera House Arts, among others. Favorite theatre roles include Adele in the American premiere of Mark O'Rowe's Our Few and Evil Days, Penny in John Pollono's Lost Girls, and the Princess in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. Favorite film work include leading roles in Ways to Look at the Moon; Processing; Another Time; Maya; and a fun supporting role in Grassroots, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. She holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Washington.
She makes narrative short films, music videos, and experimental video art. Her work usually includes romantic notions, theatricality, bright colors, satire, and silliness. She has screened at film festivals and galleries around the US and UK.
Favorite devised theater work includes: DEEP BLUE SLEEP and CITY OF WOES with Found Theater in Philadelphia; 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 at her friend Gus's old warehouse space in Philadelphia; BARBARIANS which took place on a white cyclorama in a photography studio in Belltown, Seattle; and many silly little acts of performance for variety nights here and there.
She is currently plotting how to film a half scripted/half devised feature length adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya that is set in the world of a feminist theatre and farming collective on her friend's farm in West Virginia.
Amy has taught acting and acting for the camera at Temple University and the University of the Arts.
She lives with her partner Zach and her sweet pup, Frankie.