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Marnie Andrews <br /> Fools and Crazy People: Notes on an adventurous life

Marnie Andrews
Fools and Crazy People: Notes on an adventurous life

Marnie Andrews (Actor/Director/Writer) recently acted in the film, HITS, directed by David Cross, chosen for the 2014 Sundance Festival. She has guest-starred in numerous prime time movies and dramas including ER, Murder One, Wonder Years, and a recurring role in Reasonable Doubts. Her 40 years of stage credits include leading roles in such varied shows as Camelot, The Killing of Sister George, The Fox, Passion, and The Glass Menagerie. She was honored with both Dramalogue and Garland Awards in Los Angeles.

The heart of her work centers on the development of new plays. As actor, she premiered and won accolades in Los Angeles for her performance in Caffeine Society, a play she helped to develop in New York with Merely Players, the company that helped launch the careers of playwrights Jose Rivera and Jeffrey Hatcher. Her writing received the Berrilla Kerr Playwright Award.

As director, her premiere of a modern translation of Trojan Women was chosen by the Getty Museum for an international conference of theatre professionals and renowned classical theatre scholars. Her directing of Fifth of July won ensemble acting and technical awards through ACTF for her students at U/Albany. Her work as dramaturge on View from the Hudson helped garner a Geraldine Dodge Foundation grant. Included in other teaching stints are NYU, Oklahoma State University, and USC Graduate Film School. She also collaborates with photographer Jeff Jacobson, publishing articles both here and abroad, including What Time Is It? a multimedia piece featured in NY and Guatemalan Photo Festivals.

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01/29 | 6:00 pm

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Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall