"It is not the place of the theatre to show the correct path, but only to offer the means by which all possible paths may be examined."
- Augusto Boal
Andrew Watkins is a theater director whose work is based in contemporary experimental and traditional theater practices. He enjoys reimagining classics, developing new plays, and devising work. He has directed his own adaptions of The Yellow Wallpaper, Miss Julie (actually twice, using a commissioned adaptation for one production), Hedda Gabler, and Dostoevsky's A Gentle Creature. Other directing credits include: Garrett David Kim’s The Buck, several of his own plays, and some others. He's been an assistant director at many theaters locally, regionally, and internationally. He's worked extensively with Theater for a New Audience in Brooklyn (The Winter's Tale, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Father and Doll's House) and was a participant in their 2016/17 Director and Actor project. He was a directing apprentice at Toneelgroep Amsterdam under the direction of Ivo van Hove (The Things That Pass, a production for the Ruhtriennale Festival in Germany), an assistant director at The Guthrie (The Lion in Winter), and a directing observer at the Schaubühne Berlin. He was awarded a Puffin West Foundation Grant for artistic creation related to social issues. His teaching artist work has brought him around New York City to both private and public schools, where he teaches classes and develops new productions with students of a variety of ages. He is a graduate of Fordham University Lincoln Center with a BA in Theatre Directing and trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and London Dramatic Academy.