Visiting Artist in Residence
Primary Academic Program: Theater and Performance
Biography:BA, Harvard University; MFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Andrea Thome is a playwright and educator whose teaching interests include satire and social dialogue; Latino/a theater, translation of theatrical works, community-based and collaborative playmaking, and writing for short form / online video. She has taught and designed courses at SUNY Purchase, University of Rochester, and New York University, and conducted visiting artist workshops and lectures at Yale University, Connecticut College, Princeton University, and Carnegie Mellon University, among others. Current commissions and works in progress include a modern-language version of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and an EST/Sloan Foundation commission to create a play exploring the transmission of scientific knowledge in 11th-century Muslim Spain. Original works include the full-length plays Troy, performed at New York’s Public Theater (2016); Pinkolandia, an O’Neill Playwrights Conference finalist (2013–14); and Undone, finalist at the Sundance Theatre Lab. Thome has also translated plays from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. At Bard since 2018.