Andrea Donaldson is Tarragon’s Associate Artistic Director. At Tarragon, Andrea has directed numerous workshops as well as Erin Shields’ Soliciting Temptation in the 2013/2014 season. Outside of Tarragon, directing credits include the following Dora-nominated projects: The Atomic Weight of Happiness (Hub 14, The Loop Theatre & UNO Festival), Montparnasse (Theatre Passe Muraille), Offensive Fouls (Theatre Direct), The Unfortunate Misadventures of Masha Galinski (FemFest, UNO Festival,Factory Theatre, Diesel Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace). Andrea has directed A Glimpse of Me with SPiLL Propogation in Gatineau, Internationally touring Mistatim with Red Sky Performance, CLEAVE – New Words Festival at the National Theatre School of Canada, Tyumen, Then at the VECC, The Young Company at The Blyth Festival, Howard Barker’s The Possibilities (SummerWorks), Rob Baker’s Crack (Rhubarb Festival & The Office in Vancouver), as well as her own play Garden (Rhubarb Festival). Andrea trained at the Stratford Festival in the Michael Langham Workshop in Classical Direction, with the SITI Company in NYC, attended Peter Hinton’s Directors’ Masterclass at Magnetic North, and is a graduate of the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and Toronto’s Claude Watson School for the Arts. Andrea was honoured with Stratford’s Jean Gascon Award for Direction, has been nominated for the John Hirsch Directing Award (2008 & 2011) and has received a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Production for performing in Theatre Direct’s URGE project And By the Way, Miss. Upcoming: Betrayal by Pinter, Within the Glass by Anna Chatterton, Janet Wilson Meets the Queen by Beverley Cooper. Andrea is also the Program Director for Nightwood Theatre’s Write From the Hip.
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