Mopco cast member since March of 2009, she began co-teaching in 2014 and then full-on faculty in 2015! Amy celebrates her 7 years next month!
What was your favorite toy as a child?
Barbie everything. I had a kick-ass Barbie RV that was much coveted in the neighborhood.
What’s your favorite local restaurant?
Are you involved in any creative projects you’d like to tell people about?
I am super excited about some improv offshoots, such an all-female improv troupe we started this summer called, Am I Right? and of course my original long-form love child, Alf Pacino. Alf was established in 2014 and is Mopco’s first house-team…such an honor. Looking forward to seeing where these two endeavors float me down the river.
Note: Check out Alf Pacino's HILARIOUS short video about a Medieval Sausage Festival. (PG-13)
How do you prepare before MopCo performances?
Caffeine, camaraderie, and connections to my fellow actors. Sometimes on the Saratoga to Schenectady drive I ask the family to play “Rapid Fire” with me, or shout out subjects for me to monologue on. Now that my daughter, Emily, has started her improv career, I often find I’m competing for stage time even in the car. Feel sorry for my poor husband, Philip.
How do you prepare to teach Mopco classes?
Find out what the objective of the class is, what types of students are signed up, and what they want to learn or grow from. I plan activities centered around that goal and take off.
Would you rather travel to the moon or the bottom of the sea?
Bottom of the sea. My dad loved Jacques Cousteau and when I catch up with my father, I’d like to narrate to him what I saw. In French with English subtitles.
What’s the best advice you ever got?
A classic, but, “Always treat people in a manner in which you would like to be treated.” This has never failed me.
Are you involved in any charitable work you’d like to tell people about?
Not specifically, but I would encourage anybody who isn’t already to be an organ donor. I have a niece and nephew who have had successful kidney transplants because someone made that choice.
What’s your motto?
In everything you do, make your partner look good.