Philadelphia improviser: Amie Roe

Amie Roe

Amie Roe is a Philadelphia-based improviser, bleeding heart, and keen observer of the human condition. She has been improvising literally since birth in a pioneering 26-year-long monoscene format. Her depth of character development and level of commitment in this ongoing role as “a kind of spacey overachiever” is noteworthy.

Amie has studied improv comedy at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT), the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (NYC), the Magnet Theater (NYC), and at various improv festivals throughout the United States. She has studied with renowned improv performers and teachers such as Asaf Ronen, Armando Diaz, Matt Walsh, Alex Marino, Mark Grenier, Keith Johnstone, Louis Kornfeld, Erik Tanouye, and Billy Merritt.

Amie performs, teaches, and directs improv with the best and brightest of the Philadelphia comedy scene through PHIT. In addition to her regular performances at PHIT, Amie has appeared onstage in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Philly Improv Festival, the Richmond Improv Festival, the Baltimore Improv Festival, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the Del Close Marathon in New York City. She has also been invited to perform at the Magnet Theater in New York City and at the Washington Improv Theater in Washington, DC.

Amie was a member of and co-founded PHIT affiliate group Illegal Refill in 2007. She appears onstage with monoscene slumber party group, Brenda, semi-finalists in the inaugural season of Troika, Philadelphia’s competition-based improv serial. She can also be seen on stage with PHIT super-group The Moops and with the Amie and Kristen Show.