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Amanda Lin

Playwright/Actor, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot (22/23)

Amanda Lin

Amanda Lin 林美智 (she/her) is an emerging Taiwanese-Canadian theatre artist who specializes in direction, writing, performance, and arts admin. She is a recent(ish) graduate of Queen’s University, where she studied social psychology, theatre, and business, with her area of research centring on attitudes and social influence. She is particularly interested in cultivating spaces of care and connection within theatre, and providing a platform for underrepresented people and stories.

Amanda is an alumni of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Program and fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre’s Kitchen Playwriting unit. She has also worked with companies such as Why Not Theatre, the Paprika Festival, Single Thread Theatre Company, the Kick and Push Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and Young People’s Theatre. She currently works at Nightwood Theatre as their Development & Engagement Associate and at Cahoots Theatre as their Development Manager. Her first stage play, Between a Wok and a Hot Pot is currently in development at Cahoots Theatre, and seeks to explore cultural appropriation in food and art, and the pressure placed on “diverse” artists.

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CAHOOTS 21/22

CAHOOTS 21/22

Tanisha Write Something

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CAHOOTS 22/23

CAHOOTS 22/23

‍2021/22 marked 35 years of Cahoots Theatre, and the conclusion of our season brought with it our return to the stage after two years exclusively in the online realm. In 2022/23 we are thrilled to be continue engaging in living performance, and to also share online community initiatives that allow us to interact with, get to know, and have artistic explorations with the public. We can't wait!

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Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Playwright; Actor
Creative Team

Bubble tea! Kimchi! Hot pot! While serving a hot pot dinner to her audience, Amanda reminisces about when it wasn’t so kool to be Asian, and delves in

Jan 2023
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Feb 2023
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Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Playwright and Actor, Mandy
Cast

Bubble tea! Kimchi! Hot pot! While serving a hot pot dinner to her audience, Amanda reminisces about when it wasn’t so kool to be Asian, and delves in

Jan 2023
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Feb 2023
Drama
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Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Playwright and Performer
Cast

Bubble tea! Kimchi! Hot pot! While serving a hot pot dinner to her audience, Amanda reminisces about when it wasn’t so kool to be Asian, and delves in

Jan 2023
to
Feb 2023
Drama
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Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot

Playwright
Creative Team

Bubble tea! Kimchi! Hot pot! While serving a hot pot dinner to her audience, Amanda reminisces about when it wasn’t so kool to be Asian, and delves in

Jan 2023
to
Feb 2023
Drama
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