A Massachusetts native, Amanda joined CSF in 2004 as a graduate student and became a full-time staff member in 2011. She received her MA and PhD in theatre history and criticism from the University of Colorado Boulder and has taught undergraduate courses at CU Boulder, the University of Northern Colorado and Lingnan University. Her book, The Plays of Yasmina Reza on the English and American Stage, was published in 2010. She completed her undergraduate work at Trinity College (Connecticut) in theatre and French and taught in Hong Kong for two years. She has worked with Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Rebel Shakespeare Company, North Shore Music Theatre and Cleveland Play House. Dr. Giguere's research and work in developing CSF's Shakespeare in the Schools Tour: Shakespeare and Violence Prevention has been nationally recognized.