- Amanda Zarr is a professional actor and adjunct theatre professor who started on her creative path right here at Chapman, pulling up her Colorado roots and making her way to sunny California. She began work with Shakespeare Orange County during her undergraduate education at Chapman and is still a company member today. Notable roles with the company include Juliet, Ophelia, and most recently Lady Anne in Richard III. Amanda also works behind the scenes in casting. Amanda has worked on many popular TV shows and films, and recently concluded two independent films. She has received acting awards from major festivals and has appeared in films featured at the Sundance Film Festival. Amanda has also been a guest artist with the Pensacola Shakespeare Company and Need Theater of Los Angeles.