Andrew Watring

(Andrew) People’s Light: Community Programs Creative Director & Resident Associate Director. Andrew Watring is a Black Trans Object-theatre-creator, director, award-winning playwright, producer, performer, and Anarkata-in-training from sweet home Huntsville, Alabama. Andrew’s career has been dedicated to the creation and continued cultivation of “Shakespeare is a White Supremacist,” a theatrical ritual grounded in analyzing and working to reverse Shakespeare’s colonizing effect on the American theatre; most recently staged with Main Street Players (Miami-Dade, FL). Select directing credits include: RENT, Angels in America, The Henriad, White Noise, Hamletmachine, Passing: A Stage Play, Coriolanus. Andrew was a Resident-Artist for the Yale Dramatic Association (2022), a member of the Directors Lab North (2021); graduate of the Theatre Lab Life Stories Institute (2019); an Honored Playwright at the New South Young Playwright’s Festival (2018). Andrew founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Fractal Theatre Collective, an anti-capitalist arts organization that embraced community-led, direct action as an integral element of theatrical design. Andrew holds a BA in Theatre from American University, and an MFA from Brown University / Trinity Repertory Company.