Andrew Rosendorf is a playwright based in Minneapolis. He is a 2016-2017 McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at The Playwrights’ Center.
His work has been produced or developed at La Jolla Playhouse, MCC, Luna Stage, American Theater Company, Nashville Rep, City Theatre, Geva Theatre, Actor’s Express, Palm Beach Dramaworks, UglyRhino, and Toftee Lake Center.
Andrew is an alum of terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, the Ingram New Works program, National New Plays Network Playwright-in-Residence program, and has been a SPACE on Ryder Farm, VCCA, and MacDowell Colony Fellow.
He was a 2015-2016 Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center.
Andrew earned his MFA from The New School for Drama in Playwriting.
Andrew shares with Marc about his newest play that he just started researching, writing about sexuality, gender, and identity, the importance of theatricality and emotion in play, his writing process, and how he's learned to write with risk and vulnerability.
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spot lightning round with Andrew Rosendorf:
- What’s a play that you recommend to be seen or read at least once? – “Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Nobody's going to tell you that you're a playwright; you just are a playwright”
- If you could sing one song on The Voice, what would it be? – “Free Falling by Tom Petty”
- If you had a superpower, what would it be? – “Slow down time”
- What’s your favorite word? – “Scrumptious and Persnickety”
people and resources mentioned:
- Laura Maria Censabella – MFA faculty member who shared with Andrew that what sets a story apart is what the writers are risking of themselves
- Coram Boy– Play by Helen Edmundson that had a significant impact on Andrew because of its mix of theatricality and emotion
- Hang Man – Play by Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour recommended by Andrew that everyone should see. Will be produced at The Gift Theatre in Chicago in early 2018.
- The Kid, Tranquil, Good Night and God Bless, Mermaid(s) – Some of Andrew's many plays discussed or mentioned during the conversation
- Playwrights' Center – Andrew's writing home for the past two years. PWC is dedicated to playwrights and new plays through its many programs and fellowships
getting in touch with andrew:
Connect with Andrew at andrewrosendorf.com
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