About

Andrew Coopman

Andrew (They/He) 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. They are a recent graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts in Directing program at the University of Washington School of Drama. Andrew is also a proud member of the SDCF & AGMA unions as a stage director-choreographer. 

Andrew's work has been seen across the country, but more recently in the Pacific Northwest on stages like Village Theater, Seattle Opera, Seattle Musical Theater, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, SecondStory Repertory, Lakewood Playhouse, 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 are a part of the core teaching faculty of Seattle Repertory Theater, Seattle Children's Theater, Village Theater, and Seattle Opera. Andrew has 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 Masters of Arts in Educational Theater to work. In addition to the already mentioned organizations, they have taught at the University of Washington, Green River College, Studio East, Edmonds Driftwood Players, Youth Theatre Northwest, and Broadway Bound. 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. They also served as a Teaching Artist Training Specialist for Studio East. 

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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