Andrea Stolowitz is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and a resident artist at Artists Repertory Theatre. She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists in New York City where she will have the opportunity to develop her plays over the next seven years. Andrea is also a core member of The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis where she will workshop and develop her plays over the next three years.
Andrea’s plays have been developed and presented nationally and internationally and theaters such as The Cherry Lane, New York Stage and Film, The Old Globe, The Long Wharf, and English Theatre Berlin/International Performing Arts Center. Andrea’s latest play Recent Unsettling Events is a an Artists’ Rep. commission and has been developed at New Dramatists. Successful Strategies, is an adaptation of a Marivaux farce set on a Willamette Valley Vineyard, was developed at Artists Rep in 2017, world-premiered at Oregon Contemporary Theatre in February, 2018, and is a finalist for the 2019 Oregon Book Award in Drama. The Berlin Diaries Andrea’s semi auto-biographical tour-de-force for two actors was developed at PlayLabs at The Playwrights’ Center, PlayPenn, The New Harmony Project, English Theater Berlin/International Performing Arts Center, and Hand2Mouth Theatre (Portland). The play has toured as a reading nationally and internationally. A recipient of Artists Repertory Theater’s $25,000 Fowler/Levin new play prize in 2012, Andrea premiered her play Ithaka at the theatre in 2013. The play had its mid-west premiere in Chicago in 2014, its Canada premiere in 2016 and won the Oregon Book Award in Drama.
Andrea works as a collaborating writer with the award-winning devised ensemble theater company Hand2Mouth Theatre and artistic director Jonathan Walters. Their previous four collaborations are touring nationally. Andrea and Hand2Mouth are currently at work on their latest collaboration,Dream|Logic, an all-ages immersive theater experience. Dream|Logic will premiere in Portland in February, 2019.
An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea currently serves on the faculty at Willamette University. She has also held faculty positions at The University of Portland, Duke University and UC-San Diego.