Telling stories is a messy business. I like to get my hands dirty.
I am proudly and willfully a multiple hyphenate: writer-director-performer-educator.
My current obsessions:
I’m interested in transformation at every level and much of my work explores change through its opposite: repetition, cycles, rhythm and ritual. My background is in physical theater and poor theater. I am excited by theater in unusual places playing to nontraditional audiences. I continue to explore roles as a performer, director and writer and a deep interest in the messy, scary, exhilarating act of collaboration is at the heart of all of my work. Currently my work is exploring how the actions and decisions of large, ruling bodies affect the individual bodies subject to that rule. By juxtaposing official or found language with ritual and poetry, I seek to understand extreme global events and daring personal decisions.
Andrea L. Hart is a writer, director and performer newly transplanted to San Diego from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her productions have been listed as one of the “10 Most Memorable Moments in Art and Entertainment” and garnered a “Best New Theater Company” award. Her play, “dark is a different beast” premiered to sold-out houses in San Francisco in 2016. Her work has been supported by grants from Puffin Foundation West, Theater Bay Area, Venturous Theater Fund and has been developed at Great Plains Theatre Conference, the MacDowell Colony and CounterPulse in San Francisco. She was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Her short film of “dark is a different beast” was an official selection at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. Her devised piece, “Skinned,” was most recently performed at the #AmericanAF Festival at New Ohio Theater in NYC. She creates sprawling site-specific acts of community political engagement with Ochlos Theatre Lab and is co-founder of 6NewPlays, a producing collective of Bay Area playwrights.