ON STAGE

The stage production of Blue Rooms is a spoken word play that explores the intersection of poetry and theater. It is the first production of its kind. All of the costuming for the production has been hand designed and crafted by Amanda, making each piece reflective of the poems they represent. Through interpretive fashion and movement, Blue Rooms tells the story of a young woman as she explores her lineage and heritage, experiences heartbreak and loss, and embarks on a journey to re-invent and empower herself.

“Haunting, ethereal, and untamed. Blue Rooms illuminates the spaces between now and eternity, between the world we can see and the world behind it. Amanda wrestles with the boundless and the infinite and a woman’s intimate hungers in the shadows of mortality.”

-Marissa LaRocca, author of Starving In Search of Me

AMANDA FILIPPELLI is an internationally recognized editor, writer, and book coach. She started her career as an associate editor for the Oyez Review in Chicago, and has studied under a number of industry titans, including Stuart Dybek and Melissa Pritchard. An award-winning writer herself, Amanda has done it all from freelance to copyediting to content editing to ghostwriting and book coaching, and as Editor-in-Chief for One Idea Press, she helps authors realize their true voice. Amanda is also the host of Write to Heal workshops, where she helps people connect and heal through the power of storytelling. Before becoming a professional writer, Amanda worked in the mental healthcare system for ten years, teaching adolescent survivors of trauma how to take control of their narrative. Amanda continues this work through her writing, workshops, and as a publisher. In her spare time, you can find Amanda orating book clubs, hosting writer’s workshops and conferences, bird watching, and eating avocados.