Andrew Coopman is a Seattle based Director, Choreographer & Teaching Artist. After touring for 3 years with Missoula Children's Theater and graduating from New York University with an MA in Educational Theater, Andrew moved to Seattle and started his career as a director and teaching artist. Andrew has since directed at Village Theater, Seattle Opera, Seattle Musical Theater, The Eclectic Theater, Studio East, Edmond's Driftwood Players, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, and Kitsap Forest Theater, and done directorial observations at 5th Avenue Theater, Village Theater, Theater22, Seattle Public, and University of Washington. Additionally, he works as a teaching artist with Seattle Opera, Village Theater, The University of Washington, Green River College, Edmond's Driftwood Players, Seattle Children's Theater, and Studio East, where he also served as the Teaching Artist Training Specialist and Curriculum Developer for the Intensive. Andrew recently participated as a Leading Producer with the Scratch Seattle Workshop Series where he co-facilitated/co-created the Playwriting from Scratch Program and directed 2 original play readings by the participants. This year, Andrew will be directing As Is and Dead Man's Cell Phone with the School of Drama, as well as the Seattle Youth Opera Project's Wilde Tales. Previous Directing Credits include: Body Awareness (UW), Tennessee Williams' The Long Goodbye (UW), Into the Woods (Studio East), Mary Zimmerman's The Odyssey (Studio East), James & The Giant Peach (Village Theater), Little Women (SMT), Disney's Beauty & The Beast (EDP), and the premier of John Ruoff's The Sunflower Sisters (Eclectic). Choreography Credits include Once on this Island and In the Heights.