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Amie Root

A Caffeinated Creative


Amie Root is a multifaceted artist. She is a playwright, actor, fight director and teaching artist. She strives to tell stories, full of joy and poignant truth, ending in a finale of hope. Contact her today if you wish to invite growth and positivity to your classrooms, theatre spaces, productions and projects.



As a playwright, Amie attempts to centralize stories of queerness, womanhood, and adventure. Often, her plays use comedy to reveal small truths about the humanity that connects us all. Follow the link below for more.

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Amie Root is also a full time traveling Fight Director and Stage Combat Instructor. She is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. For more information on opportunities to work with Amie in stage combat click the link below or contact her today.

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Amie also has a love of movement, puppetry and dance. She has been a dancer since the age of 5. Continued her love and study of movement, dance, physical comedy and puppetry in college. Today, it is one of her great joys when she gets the opportunity to perform any physical theatre and dance.


Amie Root is a movement, stage combat and theater pedagogy teacher, fight director, playwright and actor. She travels across the country teaching and working in theatre. Amie is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors with whom she is an official mentor. Amie has been a guest artist instructor for CSU Summer Arts for a decade and is the resident Fight Director for Unto These Hills, NC. Additionally, she is the chair of the SAFD Pedagogy Committee, as well as coordinates the pedagogy training at the Texas Intensive hosted by the University of Houston and the two-week Central Illinois Stage Combat Teacher Trainer hosted by Western Illinois University.  She has a BA in drama from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

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A conversation with Amie Root

"I have been able to earn a “full-time” living from my creative work, but I feel compelled to say that the majority of the time we equate “success” as a professional artist to being able to solely work in the arts. This is a toxic lie." - Amie Root

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