INTERSECTING CHORDS CONCERT

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INTERSECTING CHORDS CONCERT

Andrea sang in NYMF’s annual Intersecting Chords concert, alongside Bonnie Milligan, Teal Wicks, and more. This year’s theme was “Reclaiming the Narrative” and she sang “Maybe”, alongside Kat Griffin, written by Sarah Flaim and Sav Souza. The concert celebrates the songwriting of female-identifying, trans, and non-binary writers.

Check out photo coverage here

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THESE THEMS

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THESE THEMS

The trailer is OUT for the new queer comedy web series, These Thems! Andrea is thrilled to be featured in a series created by an entirely LGBTQ+ and/or POC crew and features out actors in queer roles.  

Watch the trailer here.

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STATERA INTERVIEW

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STATERA INTERVIEW

Check out this interview of Andrea with Statera Arts. They talked about why Andrea became a StateraArts member, gender parity, and her work with Ring of Keys.  

“Because feminism and theatre have always been my two passions, and anytime I have the opportunity to see them existing at an intersection, it pumps me up! So in essence, Statera pumps me up! My personal mission aligns so well with Statera's: to use positive action to advocate for and amplify women and marginalized voices.”

Read the full interview here.

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SMOKEYTOWN RETURNS TO CHICAGO

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SMOKEYTOWN RETURNS TO CHICAGO

Andrea is bringing sMOkeyTOWN back to Chicago where it all started five years ago! Performances are April 11th at Metropolis Arts Center and April 12th at Beverly Arts Center. sMOkeyTOWN is conceived, produced, and written by Andrea and celebrates the songwriting canon of Smokey Robinson. Featured artists at these performances are Chicago favorites Bethany Thomas and Jos Banks. Music direction by Emma Weiss. 

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PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS

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PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS

Andrea was invited to serve on the committee for the Pride Films and Plays LezPlay writing competition. The winning entry, Sharece M. Sellem's DAISIES ON HARLEM'S DOORSTEP, will be performed in a public staged reading on Saturday, January 19th 2019, at Pride Arts Center in Chicago.

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MuseMatch: A Musical Theatre Blind Date

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MuseMatch: A Musical Theatre Blind Date

The 12th installment of MuseMatch is October 12th! In MuseMatch, composers and singers are paired on a blind date and asked to follow a series of prompts, designed to connect them immediately and authentically. The composers then write a song inspired by their singer, culminating in an evening of entirely original work, with proceeds benefiting the Ali Forney Center. Andrea will team up with composer Teresa Lotz  Red Emma and the Mad Monk) and lyricist Naomi Matlow.

Get tickets here.

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Statera Foundation

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Statera Foundation

Andrea has been invited to present “Queering the Musical Theatre Stage” alongside her co-presenter, K. Woodzick, at the National Statera Foundation Conference on October 7th, 2018. The foundation’s mission is to take positive and strategic action to bring women+ into full and equal participation in the theatre. The Statera Conference is all about nourishing an environment of gender balance through the lens of intersectionality.

Check out the full schedule of presenters here.

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Green Gables Reading

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Green Gables Reading

Andrea spent the week with Anne Shirley in a workshop reading of a new musical: Green Gables. The musical is currently in development.

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FUN HOME

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FUN HOME

Andrea stars as Alison in Weston Playhouse Theatre’s production of FUN HOME from July 5 - July 28!

Refreshingly honest and wildly innovative, Fun Home is based on Vermont author Alison Bechdel’s acclaimed graphic memoir. As the show unfolds, meet Bechdel at three different life stages as she grows and grapples with her uniquely dysfunctional family, her sexuality, and her father’s secrets.

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Introducing RING OF KEYS!

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Introducing RING OF KEYS!

With co-founder Royer Bockus, Andrea has launched RING OF KEYS: a collective of queer women+, trans, and GNC artists working on and offstage in musical theatre! The mission of RING OF KEYS is to build a supportive, national network for its members, as well as serve as a hiring resource, through its public Member Directory, for those looking to work with professional artists who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, femme, trans, and non-binary.

Check out the Member Directory here 

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PROJECT35

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PROJECT35

Andrea was selected as one of 10 artists for Ping Chong & Company’s Fall 2017 DEVISINGHub, an incubator for new, innovative performance works. Throughout the four weeks, Andrea explored her theatrical piece PROJECT35: an exploration of childfree womanhood at 35 - whether by choice, indecision, fertility trials, singledom, or another of a myriad of experiences.  PROJECT 35 is an interview-based text and is currently in progress. 
 

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Guest Singer in Pearl Rhein’s 54 Below show: Books & Instruments

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Guest Singer in Pearl Rhein’s 54 Below show: Books & Instruments

After playing ALL the instruments in Andrea’s show, sMOkeyTOWN, at Feinstein’s / 54 Below, Pearl invited Andrea to sing her all-original-music solo show as a guest artist. Books & Instruments as part of Feinstein’s / 54 Below Late Night Series featuring cast members from the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Lots of clever lyrics and genius compositions ensued!

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