Southwestern Ontario Spoken Word Festival (April 2010) Feature Poet
As a spoken word poet, Amanda Hiebert has been on the Toronto Poetry Slam Team six years running. As part of the Toronto Poetry Slam Team, she has toured across Canada and the United States performing in high school’s, libraries and live music venues. Since 2003, she has performed over a hundred shows in the Greater Toronto Area. She has also been featured on CBC’s ‘Wordbeat’ and CBC’s Metro Morning Newes alongside Robert Priest. Her publishing credits include; Mic Check: An Anthology of Spoken Word in Canada, Strong Words 2008 annual anthology and the Canadian Play Wrights Guild for publishing the play ‘ Confessions of a Girl Next Door’.
As a playwright, Amanda has written and produced two full length plays. The first of these titled ‘Definitely Dead’ was brought to the Havana Theatre in Vancouver for a two week sold out run with a cast of ten and rave reviews in the ‘Georgia Straight’. Her second play, a one woman production titled ‘Confessions of a Girl Next Door’ was also staged at the Havana Theatre again to sold out audiences and outstanding reviews. As an actor, Amanda has worked on various film, television and theatre projects including the recently released; Blindness.