Andy is a Toronto based dramaturg, actor, writer, and comedian. He was nominated for the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for the CBC comedy special Gavin Crawford’s Wild West (2013). As a dramaturg he currently serves as associate dramaturg for fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company, and was the resident dramaturg for Sky Gilbert’s Cabaret Company from 2009-2011. As a Stand Up he was a panelist on CBC Radio’s Because News with Gavin Crawford, he has opened for Gavin Crawford’s live show Bits and Pieces, was featured in Darcy Michael’s The Gayest Show on Earth, and Robert Keller’s 2014 OUTrages! Pride Show at Yuk Yuks. Recently, he served as dramaturg for A Man Walks into a Bar by Rachel Blair, and currently for Silk Bath 2.0 by the Silk Bath Collective. In television, he had an appearance in LetterKenny (CraveTV) and the six part comedy series Popporn premiering in 2017 on OUTtv. He holds a MFA in Theatre from York University, where he has also taught playwriting and new-play dramaturgy.
First Scene Challenge is an exploration of how a play is considered when submitted to a theatre company, festival, or competition. Will your play be read past the first scene? First Scene Challenge is a new version of the First Page Challenge for writers, which was originated by Joe Kertes at Humber College. The event is […]