Andrea Thome

Resident Playwright

2009 -- 2016

Andrea Thome's play Pinkolandia was awarded the Lark Play Development Center's Launching New Plays program fellowship and received a rolling premiere in 2013-14 at INTAR Theater in New York, Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater, Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, and Chicago's 16th Street Theater. Pinkolandia will premiere on the West Coast in May 2016 at Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego. Other plays include Undone (Whitman Award for best unproduced play; Kilroys list 2014; presented at Queens College Theater, Victory Gardens' Ignition Festival, INTAR New Works Lab, Lark BareBones), Worm Girl (Cherry Red Productions, Washington DC), various short plays and many collaborative projects. Andrea’s theatrical translations (Spanish to English) include Neva by Guillermo Calderón (Public Theater, Center Theatre Group, published by TCG); and Rodrigo García's You Should Have Stayed Home, Morons (commissioned by CTG for Radar LA). Currently, Andrea is working on a multidisciplinary, musical work-in-progress, The Necklace of the Dove, with composer Amir Khosrowpour (developed through Mabou Mines' Resident Artist Program), and is writing a new play commissioned by the Public Theater/Public Works.

A bilingual Chilean-Costa Rican, Wisconsin-born mutt, Andrea grew up navigating the multiple landscapes and languages that inhabit her plays. She spent 5 formative years in San Francisco, where her Red Rocket Theater Company created and produced an original play each month, and where she worked with artists including Campo Santo, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Latina Theatre Lab and Brava. Andrea co-directs fulana, a New York-based, all-Latina satire collective that creates cutting-edge political & cultural parodies online and beyond (www.fulana.org). She has received fellowships from NYFA, New Voices/New York (Lark), the Camargo Foundation, the City of Oakland, INTAR, New York University (MFA Fellow), and the Women’s Project. Andrea has taught at NYU, Adelphi University and various colleges, schools and cultural centers nationwide. She co-created and has directed the Lark’s México-US Playwright Exchange Program since 2006, bringing together Mexican and US playwrights to create theatrical translations of new Mexican plays. 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

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APA
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