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Andrea Thome

Andrea Thome is a Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright who grew up navigating the multiple landscapes and languages that inhabit her plays. Her play PINKOLANDIA received a rolling premiere at INTAR Theater (NYC), Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin), Two River Theater (Red Bank, NJ), and 16th Street Theater (Chicago), through The Lark/Mellon Foundation’s Launching New Plays fellowship. It is currently being translated into Russian. Recent projects include TROY, commissioned and produced by the Public Theater and created in collaboration with a community ensemble, and a music-theater work-in-progress, THE NECKLACE OF THE DOVE (Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program). Currently, Andrea is writing a contemporary ‘translation’ of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Other plays include UNDONE (Kilroys list 2014; Queens College Theater, Victory Gardens' Ignition Festival, The Lark) and her gross-out adolescent comedy WORM GIRL (Cherry Red Productions, DC). Andrea’s theatrical translations include Guillermo Calderón’s NEVA (Public Theater, Center Theatre Group),  Rodrigo García's YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME, MORONS (Center Theatre Group), David Gaitán’s PARADISE BY DESIGN CalArts), Ximena Escalante’s REAL ANDROMACA (PEN World Voices Festival, hotINK), and Richard Viquiera’s H (The Lark).  Since 2006, Andrea has directed The Lark's Mexico-US Playwright Exchange Program and translation lab. She co-directs the all-women satire collective FULANA (www.fulana.org), and has created several community-based plays with youth. Her fellowships include NYFA, the City of Oakland, New York University (MFA Fellow), Women’s Project Lab. She was a resident playwright at New Dramatists from 2009-2016. http://newdramatists.org/andrea-thome