Amanda Prahl

amanda prahl

Assistant Editor


M.F.A, Dramatic Writing, Arizona State University

B.A., English Literature, Arizona State University

B.A., Political Science, Arizona State University


  • Assistant editor and former Expert writer
  • Playwright, lyricist, and dramaturg with credits in regional and festival productions
  • MFA in Dramatic Writing, B.A. in English and Political Science 


Amanda Prahl is a full-time writer and editor and a former faculty associate at Arizona State University, where she created and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in theater and film. Her written work, which focuses on history and the arts, has been published on HowlRound, Slate, and BroadwayWorld, among others. In addition, Amanda has written as a contributor for Chegg, where she advises students on writing, grammar, and navigating the academic and professional worlds

Amanda is also a working playwright, lyricist, and dramaturg. Her plays and musicals have appeared at numerous festivals and new works series. In both her academic and her creative work, Amanda often showcases the lesser-known stories of women in history.


Amanda received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University. Her master's thesis/applied project, Til Death, was a musical exploring the themes of history and nostalgia. She earned a B.A. in English (Literature) and a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State. 

Awards and Publications

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