NoPassport Interview: Andrea Thome

Andrea Thome is a playwright, performer and educator whose plays, dance-theater works, comedy sketches and video satires have been presented nationally and internationally. She has also created many collaborative, community-based works with young people in New York City, San Francisco, Fargo (ND) and other communities, and is currently spearheading an international Playwrights Exchange and Translation Workshop with Mexico for the Lark Play Development Center (NYC), where she is an Artistic Associate. Andrea’s plays include Undone, Worm Girl, Alley Rats, Pandora’s Box, and Domino. From 1994-1999, Andrea co-created 22 original works with San Francisco’s Red Rocket Theater, of which she was co-director/co-founder. She is involved with multiple companies, including Latina Theatre Lab, Ariane Anthony & Co., and FULANA. Andrea has collaborated with artists including Anna Deavere Smith, Culture Clash Campo Santo, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. From 2002-2006 she was a teaching artist for teenagers at El Puente, a Southside Williamsburg (Brooklyn) center for community arts and activism, where she developed five full-length theater works in collaboration with young people.

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