Amalia Oswald

Resident & Directing Assistant

Romeo & Juliet, Session 1 | Richard III, Session 2

Favorite Shakespeare Play:

Richard II and/or A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:

Joan la Pucelle in Henry VI Part 1

Favorite Shakespeare quote:

If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
Injurious distance should not stop my way;
For then despite of space I would be brought,
From limits far remote where thou dost stay.

Favorite Play that isn’t by Shakespeare:

Fat Kids on Fire by Bekah Brunstetter

Hogwarts House


Favorite asc moment:

2006 Actors’ Renaissance Season production of Romeo and Juliet 

favorite asctc moment:

When I played Polonius (as a woman) in 2008 and decided that “these notes” was in fact the name of her stuffed duck, not letters she was sending to her child. A lot of prop work and pandering for laughs ensued.


Amalia Oswald is heading over to Staunton for her first summer working with ASCTC and, as an alumna of the camp, is pumped to be back on the ol’ stomping grounds. (Well technically the camp was at Stuart Hall back then but you get the idea.) She is currently studying for her Masters in English Literature at VCU in Richmond and teaching yoga at FlyDog Yoga in Charlottesville. Dislikes include excessive use of jargon, khaki and pastel clothing, and the patriarchy. Some favorite activities comprise of being submerged in naturally occurring bodies of water, watching RuPaul’s Drag Race with her lab mix, Harriet Louise, and loud, expressive sing-a-longs alone in her car. Amalia’s ideal five minutes is sitting her sunny backyard with Harriet Louise, with a double shot of espresso while listening to Pavarotti sing “Nessun Dorma”