About

Andrew Coopman

Andrew (He/They) is an artist who wears many hats. 

As an Artist, their work is described as "Scrappy, Mystical, & Deep."

A Director who "collaborates dynamically, creates fiercely, & leads from the heart." A Storyteller with "a unique perspective, unafraid of hard questions, welcoming." 

 

A Resilient Artist. 

 

Andrew is a Seattle based Director, Choreographer, Playwright, Devisor, Performer, & Teaching Artist currently in their final year of the MFA in Directing program at University of Washington School of Drama.

Andrew's work has been seen across the country, but mainly on Seattle stages like Village Theater, Seattle Opera, Seattle Musical Theater, The University of Washington, The Eclectic Theater, Studio East, Edmond's Driftwood Players, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, & Kitsap Forest Theater.

 

As a Teaching Artist, they have taught across the country and around the world. From touring with Missoula Children's Theater to teaching with Opening Act and Stages on the Sound in New York City, Andrew has put their MA in Educational Theater to work. Currently, he serves as a Teaching Artist in the Pacific Northwest with companies like Seattle Opera, Village Theater, The University of Washington, Green River College, Edmond's Driftwood Players, Seattle Children's Theater, Youth Theater Northwest, and Studio East, where he also served as the Teaching Artist Training Specialist.

 

In 2019, Andrew participated as a Leading Producer with The Scratch - Seattle Workshop Series where he co-facilitated and co-created the Playwriting from Scratch Program and directed 2 original play readings by the early career playwrights.

Bio

Education

B.A., Theater - Performance, Whitworth University, 2012

B.A., Theater - Community Based Theater, Whitworth University, 2012

B.A., English - Literature, Whitworth University, 2012

M.A., Educational Theater - Applied Theater & Youth Production,

          New York University- Steinhardt, 2015

M.F.A., Theater - Directing, University of Washington, 2021

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