Theatre Artist, Photographer, Writer, and Film/TV/Video Freelancer

I'm an artist and storyteller, and everything else that describes me is merely a job title.

 

I work for a digital marketing firm in in Miami, FL and focus on content creation. I studied theatre in undergrad and film in grad school, with an emphasis on screenwriting, and continued my studies in Philosophy and Ethics after receiving my MFA. For the last 11 years I have been working and teaching in both theatre and film/video/TV production. 

 

I freelance in portrait photography (which I am resuming in June 2020), stage management, designing and making theatrical props, set construction for theatre or taped productions, screenplay coverage and story consultation. I work as a non-union stagehand/production technician. 

Theatre and Fine Arts Teacher

After graduating with a degree in Theatre and several years of working or volunteering with children, I became a teacher. I loved planning lessons, leading activities, and using theatre as a way to facilitate collaboration, creative writing, and to teach students about empathy and the various narratives that people have.

I have worked as a full-time teacher in private and public schools, and as a freelance instructor at various children's and family theaters in the southeast. After a few years of that, I wanted to change.

Sketch Comedy and Screenwriting

I was drawn to improvisation from my days in theatre, which is how I got involved in sketch comedy. I took a few classes in both at comedy theaters, but I say I got my real start with The Second City Online's courses. For the first time in my life all of the jumbled, silly thoughts in my head could make sense! I still use their brainstorming methods to develop characters and situations. I continued learning through the intensive UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, which I completed in June 2014.

Video Production and Filmmaking

When I was living in Virginia I decided to pursue an MFA in Film with an emphasis on Screenwriting. I made two short films my first semester, and began interning at a video-led digital agency specializing in brand entertainment the next semester. I interned at two other companies and eventually started working at a Television Production Technician at WHRO Public Media immediately upon graduating with my degree.

 

 

I am always willing to listen to your creative needs and see if I can help you out. Combining our expertise, experience, and passions means that we are that much more effective in coming up with creative solutions, running successful campaigns, and making a difference. Reach out to me to learn more about how I can help you manage your project, develop an education program, or take a concept and bring it to fruition. You can email me at amyemahon8684@gmail.com or reach out to me on social media.

I look forward to connecting and create together!

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Instagram

© 2023 by Black Barby. Proudly created with Wix.com

Cover photo by A.P. Brittain