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Andrea Southwick

Andrea is a director, actor, and teacher of acting and theater arts, and is currently a full time faculty member in The Boston Conservatory’s Theater Division. She has also been a guest director and/or theater arts faculty member at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, Northeastern University, UMass Lowell, and Clark University. Recent and upcoming directing credits include: Boston Conservatory (Alice in War, Vieux Carré, Necessary Targets); Northeastern University (Romeo & Juliet); Boston University (The Cherry Orchard; an adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides to Die; an original piece entitled Down Will Come Baby); Clark University (Rabbit Hole, Fool for Love, and Fifth of July); UMass Lowell (Suburbia and Top Girls). 

Andrea founded and directed Southwick Studio for Theatre Arts & Expression – an acting and theater arts school for adults in Watertown, MA – where she designed curriculum and taught courses in acting, directing, voice & speech, and movement, and directed numerous productions for over a dozen years.  Prior to this, she was the education director at the New Repertory Theatre’s acting studio.

A few highlights of Andrea’s local professional acting and/or directing credits include: The New Repertory Theatre (The Misanthrope, And a Nightingale Sang, Private Lives); The Lyric Stage Co. (Present Laughter, What the Butler Saw); Gloucester Stage Co. (The Hostage, The Fantasticks); Central Square Theater (The Wild Place co-directed with Jon Lipsky); Nickerson Theatre (A Christmas Carol, Brighton Beach Memoirs); Vermont Repertory Theatre (Passion); and Boston Playwright’s Theatre (The Devil’s Teacup).

Andrea’s education includes an MFA in Theater Arts (directing, acting and theater education) from Boston University College of Fine Arts, a B.A. in Expressive Therapies & Theater Arts from Lesley University, and three years of professional performance training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She is a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG and AFTRA.

Andrea was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year for 2015 in the Theater Division by The Boston Conservatory Student Government Association (SGA). She currently teaches Acting 3 & 4 (sophomore level) and Grad Acting 5 (MFA 2nd year) here at The Boston Conservatory.


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