I create theater experiences that foster a curiosity and brave space for personal discovery. An exploration into the many parts who we are, who we were, and who we want to be.
An act of creativity with the central question:
"Are we really that different?"
I fundamentally believe both of the following things to be true:
That we are all of our individual identities.
That we are all Intersectional and, most basically, Human.
I am a genderqueer director, choreographer, and playwright of Middle Eastern & European descent.
I am a human who desires connection and fierce conversations inspired by a compelling theatrical experience.
We, all of us, are storytellers, it's a part of our most essential essence. And when we listen and share our stories,
they illuminate the path towards transformative connection.
My name is Andrew Coopman (he/they+), & I can't wait to work with you.
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Andrew Coopman
SecondStory Repertory, Redmond, WA
October 29 - November 14, 2021
A brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists is truly a timely and masterful piece of contempory comedic theater that awakens the audiences imagination and asks the question: "Who gets to tell YOUR story?"
The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum
Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg
Directed & Choreographed by Andrew Coopman
Music Direction by Jeff Bell
Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma, WA
December 10-31, 2021
Spend the holidays over the rainbow in the merry old land of OZ!
Click your heels together as you experience one of the most famous stories of all time come to life on our stage. Based on the classic MGM movie musical and the book by L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of OZ has been enchanting families for generations. Follow the yellow brick road and join Dorothy, her little dog Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion as they journey over the rainbow to the merry old land of Oz in search of the great and powerful Wizard. Will he grant them their hearts’ desires? With all your favorite songs, including “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” “If I Only had a Brain,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” this timeless musical will sweep you into a magical holiday adventure.
A New Eco Musical
Music & Lyrics by G. Victoria Campbell
Book by Andrew Coopman
Arrangements by Joseph Purdue
Currently In Development
TREESON is a new musical that explores our role in environmentalism and the future. Ash is just like any other person, she wants to make a difference in the world, but she doesn't know how. When her father, the owner of one of the largest logging companies, offers her the position to take over the company, Ash must decide what her future holds. Will she join the ranks with her father? Or will she join Tara, a local activist, in trying to save the world? TREESON is a contemporary pop musical with comedy, magic, and a question for all audience members: Will you play your part before it's too late?