Andrea Thome

Resident Playwright

2009 -- 2016

Andrea Thome's plays, theatrical translations and multimedia satires have been presented both nationally and abroad. Her play PINKOLANDIA was awarded the Lark Play Development Center's Launching New Plays program fellowship, which supported its rolling premiere throughout 2013-14 at New York's INTAR Theater (dir.José Zayas), Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater (dir.Jenny Larson), Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ (dir.José Zayas), and Chicago's 16th Street Theater (dir.Ann Filmer). Andrea's play UNDONE was presented at Queens College Theater (dir.Tamilla Woodard), and through Victory Gardens' Ignition Festival, INTAR New Works Lab and the Lark's BareBones. UNDONE was published in Out of Time & Place: An Anthology of Plays by the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab (2010). Other plays include her farce WORM GIRL (Cherry Red Productions, DC) and various short plays. Andrea is also a theatrical translator; her produced translations include NEVA by Guillermo Calderón (Public Theater; Center Theatre Group, 2013); and Rodrigo García's YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME, MORONS (commissioned by CTG, premiered Radar LA 2013). Andrea is currently creating a mutlidisciplinary piece, THE NECKLACE OF THE DOVE, developed through Mabou Mines' Resident Artist Program and the Lark.

A Chilean-Costa Rican, Wisconsin-born mutt, Andrea grew up navigating the multiple landscapes and languages that inhabit her plays. She became a playwright by necessity in San Francisco, where her Red Rocket Theater Company paid their theater's rent by creating and producing a new play each month. Andrea also co-directs FULANA, a New York-based satire collective that creates cutting-edge political & cultural parodies (www.fulana.org). She has received fellowships from NYFA, New Voices/New York (Lark), the City of Oakland, INTAR, New York University (MFA Fellow), and the Women’s Project. Andrea has taught at various universities, schools and cultural centers nationwide. She helped create the Lark’s México-US Playwright Exchange Program, which she has directed since 2006. Andrea has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2009.

ND Activity
  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    Launched in 2002, the PlayTime Developmental Studio provides five New Dramatists writers with a two-week writers' retreat, right in the heart of New York City. PlayTime is a laboratory designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive resident company of actors, directors, stage managers, staff, and fellow playwrights.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Playwright Buzz

October 31, 2013

PINKOLANDIA at Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater

Final weekend of PINKOLANDIA at Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater! (through Nov.2) Jenny Larson directs, with music by Graham Reynolds. http://salvagevanguard.org/about/
Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family's past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 78722

May 2, 2013

Andrea Thome's PINKOLANDIA opens at INTAR Theatre

May 3-26
PINKOLANDIA

By Andrea Thome
Directed by José Zayas

Exiled from Chile to the strange land of Reagan-era Wisconsin, two young sisters must create imaginary worlds to uncover the story of their family's past. Traveling through fantasies of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia is a play about growing up – because sometimes, when you lose your country, you have to invent your own.
With: Carlo Alban, Maria Helan, Annie Henk, José Antonio Melián, Gabriel Sloyer, Heather Velasquez

at INTAR Theatre
500 west 52nd street, 4th floor

June 25, 2012

My play PINKOLANDIA- Friday at Two River Theater's Crossing Borders Festival

My play PINKOLANDIA receives a staged reading this Friday, June 29 at 7:30pm in Two River Theater Company's Crossing Borders Festival (Red Bank, NJ), directed by Jose Zayas. This free festival, curated by Jerry Ruiz, runs Thursday-Sunday and also includes 3 awesome plays by Tanya Saracho, Carlo Albán, and Chris Peña. More info: http://www.trtc.org/plays_events/current_season.php?category...

Contact Info

c/o Beth Blickers
Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Ave, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10001
646-486-4601 x222
beth.blickers@abramsartny.com

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