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Andrea Southwick

Andrea Southwick is a director, actor, and teacher of acting and theatre arts, and currently teaches acting at Boston Conservatory.  She has also been a guest director and/or theatre 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 (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 theatre 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 Theatre (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 Theatre Arts (directing, acting and theatre education) from Boston University College of Fine Arts, a B.A. in Expressive Therapies & Theatre 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.

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