Class of 2021
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
Andrew Coopman is a storyteller who wears many hats.
A director, a choreographer, a devising theater artist, a teaching artist, a playwright, a believer in the transformative power of intentional community focused storytelling.
Andrew started their theater career as an actor in the 7th grade in Wheaton, Illinois. It wasn’t long after that that they started assistant directing, and the rest is history. Andrew passionately pursued every opportunity to learn more about directing. From studying Community Based Theater & Performance at Whitworth University to touring for 3 years domestically & internationally with Missoula Children’s Theater to getting his first Masters degree in Educational Theater from New York University-Steinhardt, Andrew was always looking for an opportunity to refine & define his skills as a director. Fun Fact! He actually applied to this MFA in Directing Program for the first time in 2012, but everything happens when it’s meant to, and even though it’s not what he imagined, his resilience and the mentorship of the UW Faculty has helped him grow immensely on this journey. Andrew calls Seattle his home now after moving 30 times throughout his life, along with his husband, Jamey, and their dog, Hygge. They would like to thank their friends and family for their love & support, and his mentors who have truly helped him discover his voice as a storyteller. AndrewCoopman.com
Coming soon, Andrew's devised show RE: Social/Divide will be produced through Cooperative Performance in Milwaukee, WI via Zoom, which will be followed by his thesis: an online production of Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm in May.
Previous Highlight Directing Credits include: Love & Information, Body Awareness, FROZEN: A Play, As Is, and Savage Conversations (UW), Wilde Tales (Seattle Opera), Into the Woods and 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).
DRAMA 460: Intro to Directing
Also a Teaching Artist at Village Theater, Seattle Opera, & Youth Theater Northwest.
- [Here/Now] Episode 4: Andrew & Desdemona - May 14, 2021
- Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship recipients! - June 8, 2020
- Fall Auditions 2019! - September 17, 2019
- Announcing our 2019 - 2020 season! - June 3, 2019
- Staged Reading: Savage Conversations - January 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Online - Rosmersholm Q&A - May 9, 2021 - 4:45pm
- Online: Rosmersholm - May 6, 2021 - 7:30pm to May 9, 2021 - 2:00pm
- RE: SOCIAL/DIVIDE - March 12, 2021 to April 11, 2021
- Launch the MFA Class of 2021! - February 9, 2021 to February 23, 2021
- Online - So Far So Good - October 29, 2020 to November 1, 2020
- Online - CabLab: Love & Information - October 16, 2020 - 7:30pm to October 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
- CANCELED: Dead Man's Cellphone - May 23, 2020 to June 7, 2020
- CabLab: Frozen: A Play - February 27, 2020 - 7:30pm to March 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
- Body Awareness - June 5, 2019 - 7:30pm to June 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
- Incident at Vichy - October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm