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Andrea Thome

Andrea Thome

Andrea Thome joined The Lark in 2006 as the Program Director of the México/United States Playwright Exchange and translation lab. She is a Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright who grew up navigating the multiple landscapes and languages that inhabit her plays. Her play Pinkolandia was awarded The Lark/Mellon Foundation’s Launching New Plays fellowship and received a rolling premiere at INTAR Theater (New York), Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin), Two River Theater (Red Bank, NJ), and 16th Street Theater (Chicago). Other plays include Troy (Public Theater/Public Works) created in community with NYC community members, Undone (New Dramatists’ Whitman Award, Kilroys' List 2014; Queens College Theater, Victory Gardens' Ignition Festival, The Lark); her farce Worm Girl (Cherry Red Productions, DC) and her multidisciplinary work-in-progress, The Necklace of the Dove (Mabou Mines Resident Artist, 2013 & 2015, New Georges Audrey Residency 2016-17). Currently, Andrea is writing a contemporary ‘translation’ of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Andrea’s theatrical translations include Guillermo Calderón’s Neva (Public Theater, Center Theatre Group),  Rodrigo García's You Should Have Stayed Home, Morons (Center Theatre Group), David Gaitán’s Paradise by Design (CalArts), Ximena Escalante’s Real Andromaca (PEN World Voices Festival, hotINK), and Richard Viquiera’s H (The Lark). Andrea co-directs the all-women satire collective FULANA (www.fulana.org), and has created several community-based plays with youth. Her fellowships include NYFA, the City of Oakland, New York University (MFA Fellow), Women’s Project Lab. She is a New Dramatists alumna (2009-2016), and an Audrey resident at New Georges.

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