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Andrea Thome

Lecturer in Playwriting

Andrea Thome is a Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright whose work navigates multiple languages and landscapes. Recent plays include PINKOLANDIA (INTAR, Two River Theater, Salvage Vanguard, 16th Street Theater; translated into Russian) and TROY (created with the Public Theater’s ACTivate Ensemble in a year-long process, culminating in full production at the Public).

Andrea’s playwriting often experiments with the nature of theatrical collaboration. She was commissioned by En Garde Arts to create UNDOCUMENTED, a musical work-in-progress created from her interviews and ongoing conversations with undocumented immigrants. Also in development:  PURGATORIO WONDERLAND (developed through SPACE on Ryder Farm and Keen Company) THE NECKLACE OF THE DOVE (Mabou Mines, New Georges), a ‘translation’ of Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE (OSF-Play On!), and an EST/Sloan commission about an astronomer from Muslim Spain. She was a finalist for the 2019 Clubbed Thumb commission.

Thome’s other plays include Undone (Queens College, Lark), Worm Girl (Cherry Red Productions), and various short plays and collaborative projects. Her play translations (Spanish to English) include Guillermo Calderón’s Neva) and have been produced by the Public Theater, CTG, La Jolla Playhouse and more. Thome co-directs Latina satire collective FULANA (www.fulana.org) and has directed the Lark’s Mexico-U.S. Playwright Exchange Program since 2006. Recent residencies include: MacDowell (Thornton Wilder Fellow), Keen Company, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and New Dramatists.

Representative Courses

Contemporary U.S. Latinx Theatre

Playwriting

Satire and Social Dialogue

Mexican Theatre in Translation (Modern Hispanic Theatre)

Performing Oral History and Poetry