First thing first. It's Kiah Amara.
'kaɪə ə'mɑɹə (like "Hiya!")
A proud Midwesterner, I was born in a cornfield west of Chicago. I took my first "drama games" class at 6 years old and was immediately hooked by an activity that could challenge my growing imagination and allow me to people watch endlessly.
The pieces that inspire me illuminate the complex psychology of unique individuals. From Mike Bartlett's "A" in An Intervention to Donna Stern in Obvious Child, I adore characters with quick wit, lovable sarcasm, and a dash of darkness. I strongly support writers who create women that are real people, full of variety, smart, strange, sexy, and a little badass. Bonus points for positive depictions of different abled ("Special Needs") experiences.
Because, little dreamer, there is more truth in imagination than there is in "real life."
- erin van vuren
Current obsessions include all things A24 (Lady Bird, Ghost Story, Heredity), The O.A., Humans, Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Alicia Vikander, Brit Marling, Jenny Slate, and the Marvel and Star Wars Universes.
When not on set, I can be found practicing yoga and meditation, working with NYC inclusion groups like ActionPlay and Co/Lab, and running my artist collective and production group IndieVISIBLE.
I'm an adorable nerd girl and a whiz with a lightsaber, but don't let the glasses fool you -- my love of learning knows no bounds.