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A ndrea Stolowitz is an internationally produced playwright and librettist and a dual US/German citizen (reclaimed from her Jewish ancestry). Andrea splits her time between New York, Portland, Berlin, and Ireland. Andrea is a three-time winner of the Oregon Book Award in drama. Her plays have been developed and presented nationally and internationally at theaters such as The Long Wharf, The Old Globe, The Cherry Lane, and New York Stage and Film. The LA Times calls her work “heartbreaking” and the Orange County Register characterizes her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat issues and tough decisions.” Andrea’s work aims to use storytelling as the medium for deeper social understanding.

Andrea’s most recent work, ELEGY PLAY was a commission from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in collaboration with New Dramatists. The play uses text from over 40 interviews conducted in 2020 and 2021. The play has been workshopped at NYU, New Dramatists (dir: Reena Dutt), Fishamble: The New Play Company (dir:Jim Culleton) in Dublin, Corcadorca Theater (dir: Fiona Quinn) in Cork, Ireland and through the “Process Series” at UNC-Chapel Hill (dir: Joseph Megel). ELEGY PLAY received an Irish Arts Agility Award in the 2022 cycle.

Recent Unsettling Events is a commission from Artists Repertory Theatre. The play was a finalist for the 2021 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference, was the 2020 winner of the American Blues Theater Blue-Ink festival, and won the 2020 Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s New Play Prize.

The Berlin Diaries was on the 2019 Kilroy’s List, is the recipient of the NYFA/NYC Mayor’s office award for Theater, Film and TV, and was produced at English Theater Berlin/International Performing Arts Center in Berlin, Germany and in Portland, Oregon by Hand2Mouth Theatre. The Berlin Diaries audio drama was released through Artists Repertory Theater’s Mercury Company initiative. You can listen to it here.

A recipient of Artists Repertory Theater’s $25,000 Fowler/Levin play commission, Andrea premiered her play Ithaka at the theatre in 2013. The play had its mid-west premiere in Chicago in 2014 at InFusion Theater and its Canada premiere in May 2016. The play won the 2015 Oregon Book Award in Drama judged by Naomi Iizuka.

Andrea’s play Antarktikos also won the Oregon Book Award for Drama and was published in July 2013 in TheatreForum magazine. The play world-premiered at The Pittsburgh Playhouse. It was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and received a 2015 Kilroy’s List Honorable Mention.

Knowing Cairo world-premiered at the Old Globe Theatre, which earned San Diego’s “Billie” Best New Play Award and an LA Times’ Critic’s Pick. It is published by Playscripts Inc. and continues to be produced nationally and internationally.

Andrea has worked as a collaborating writer and international teaching artist with the award-winning devised company Hand2Mouth Theatre. About their collaboration ‘Pep Talk’ The San Francisco Chronicle writes, “the genius is that it is at once a collective unburdening in the way the best drama has always been, while also being very funny and self-aware.”

Andrea is working on her first opera libretto, The Limit of the Sun, with composer Luna Pearl Woolf. You can hear clips and see more information here.

Andrea is the Lacroute Playwright at Artists Repertory Theater, a member of New Dramatists class of 2026, and an alumna of The Playwrights’ Center.

An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea has served on the faculties at Willamette University, The University of Portland, Duke University, UC-San Diego, and NUI-Galway.