Resident Playwright2009 -- 2016
Andrea Thome's plays, theatrical translations and multimedia satires have been presented both nationally and abroad. Her play PINKOLANDIA will be produced by several theaters in the 2013-2014 season (New York's INTAR Theatre, Austin's Salvage Vanguard Theater, Two River Theatre in NJ, and Chicago's 16th Street Theater) through the Lark Play Development Center's Launching New Plays program. Andrea's English translation of NEVA, by Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón, premiered at New York's Public Theater in March 2013 and opens in a June co-production by Center Theater Group/South Coast Rep/La Jolla Playhouse. Other produced full-length plays include UNDONE (Victory Gardens Theater Ignition Festival; Queens College Theater) and WORM GIRL (Washington DC's Cherry Red Productions). She is currently working on her 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 U.S.-México Playwright Exchange, which she has directed since 2006. Andrea has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2009.
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
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...
c/o Beth Blickers
Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Ave, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10001