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A brief history about Amrita.

amrita (uhm-ri-tha)

Amrita Dhaliwal is a performer, producer, educator and director in Los Angeles. 

Currently, Amrita can be seen performing regularly with The Murge, a creation of John Gilkey, as well as many additional variety and improv shows in Los Angeles. She also co-produces, writes and hosts the hit la show, Indian wedding. She is currently the managing director and an instructor for the Idiot Workshop. BEHIND THE SCENES, AMRITA recently directed RAGHEAD, A PLAY ABOUT THE INCREASE IN HATE CRIMES AGAINST SIKH AMERICANS POST 9/11.

In Chicago, she helped found Dal Vivo Theater Company, taught at Black Box Acting and worked extensively in the physical theater community. IN LOS ANGELES, She was featured as an actor in the CBS DIVERSITY SHOWCASE in 2017 and a few of her TV credits include Life in pieces and superior donuts. Additionally, she has a long history of running, hosting and producing shows IN LOS ANGELES AND CHICAGO. 

She is graduate of The School for Theatre Creators, a Lecoq based physical theater program. She has trained EXTENSIVELY IN CLOWN with Paola ColettoAITOR BASAURIPhilippe Gaulier AND CLOWN SCHOOL LA. ALSO, SHE HAS TRADITIONAL THEATRE TRAINING WITH Black Box AND Steppenwolf. SHE IS GRADUATE OF what seems like all the IMPROV/SKETCH PROGRAMS... including: Second City Chicago, iO Chicago, Annoyance, UCB AND Groundlings.

A few of her favorite stage highlights include the production of Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera at Steppenwolf Garage and performing at the Library of Congress in D.C. for an exploration of Indian Punjabi culture and heritage.

Amrita is most grateful to her Dhaliwal clan of siblings, Tom, Janice, Mina, Jim, Neelam, Mark, Meg, Isha and to her parents, Tehsel Singh Dhaliwal, P.E., and Balbir Kaur Dhaliwal, P.h.D., for their immense sacrifices and unwavering support from the beginning of their journey in coming to this country to the daily conversations.

More info? Check out Amrita's resume.