cakeface is the brainchild of writer, director, choreographer and performing artist Amanda Szeglowski. A recipient of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Women Playwrights Commissioning program, Amanda launched her all-female company in 2008 with two comrades and a dream. Socially powered work, tactical collaborations, and linguistic experimentation are the ingredients of the cakeface brand. As CULTUREBOT describes, "cakeface is a group of fierce, funny, talented women" and later offered, “Think Monica Bill Barnes for the Amy Schumer Generation.” The company’s projects thread together intricate choreography and original, abstract scripts, contemplating the uncomfortable through the use of grim themes and an inherently wry female wit. “Szeglowski’s cast members, for their part, are nothing but talented, and are capable of getting into the minds of their audience with bitterly truthful life stories. Even better, they make you laugh along the way.” – The Village Voice
cakeface has been presented by HERE, En Garde Arts, Stony Brook University, Ars Nova, Dance New Amsterdam, AUNTS, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, RoofTop Dance with the Roger Smith Hotel, The Tank, Going Dutch (Chicago, IL), Smith & Tinker writers’ group, Hillsborough Community College, Rebound Dance Festival (New Haven, CT) and the Florida Dance Festival (Tampa, FL). With cakeface, Amanda has guest lectured at the University of South Florida, and taught master classes at the University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College, and Howard W. Blake School for the Arts. She is a recipient of the HERE Artist Residency Program and Marble House Project Residency. Next up: Stairway to Stardom hits DC December 1+2, 2018.