Andrea Stolowitz 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 play Recent Unsettling Events is a commission from Artists Repertory Theatre. The play was a finalist for the 2020 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference, was the 2020 winner of the American Blues Theater Blue-Ink festival, the 2002 Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s New Play Prize.
The Berlin Diaries has toured nationally and internationally. The play was on the 2019 Kilroy’s List, is the recipient of the NYFA/NYC Mayor’s office award for Theater, Film and TV, and first premiered at English Theater Berlin/International Performing Arts Center in Berlin, Germany. The play was scheduled to have its off-Broadway premiere in March 2021 (postponed to 2022). The Berlin Diaries audio drama was released 1/25/21 through Artists Repertory Theater’s Mercury Company initiative. You can listen to it here.
Andrea is a collaborating writer and affiliated artist with the award-winning devised company Hand2Mouth Theatre. About one of their collaborations 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.” As a Hand2Mouth teaching artist Andrea has been training in international conflict resiliency sponsored by the US State Department.
Andrea’s work in theater and audio is often based on real events, interviews, testimony, oral history, and found documents. She has been trained and works in a joint stock model of creation. Andrea has made and toured plays based on interviews with returning women combat soldiers, police officers of color, Syrian refugees, and members of intentional communities. Andrea’s international work centers around gathering real-life testimonies using storytelling as the medium for deeper social understanding.
Andrea is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence at Artists Repertory Theater, a member playwright at New Dramatists (NYC), and an affiliated writer at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Andrea teaches at Willamette University and as a guest artist at New YorkUniversity’s Tisch School of the Arts. Andrea has served on the faculties at The University of Portland, Duke University, and UC-San Diego.