Andrea Lepcio

Playwright Librettist

Andrea Lepcio is a playwright in residence at Acadia National Park in 2018. Strait of Gibraltarhad a second production at American Stage in May of 2018 and premiered at Synchronicity Theatre in March 2017. The play was developed at Naked Angels, Lark Play Development Center, Geva Theatre Center and Forward Flux Productions. Venus Theatre produced a second production of Tunnel Visionin May 2017 and Off the Wall in Pittsburgh producedthe first production in October of 2015. The play was workshopped at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, New Georges and New Perspectives. The World Premiere of Dinner at Home between Deathswas produced by Indi Chi Productions at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in April 2016. It was developed and read at Naked Angels and Lark Play Development Center. In February 2017, EST presented a reading of World Avoidedas part of the First Lights Festival. Her Looking for the Ponywas a finalist for the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and for the NEA Outstanding New American Play Award. Itwas presented in a "Rolling World Premiere" Off-Broadway at Vital Theatre Company in New York City and Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta in 2009. The play has received one international and four additional regional productions. Me You Us Them was developed with TerraNova Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwrights Group and at the Lark Play Development Center. Central Avenue Breakdown(book by Kevin Ray and Andrea Lepcio with additional story by Suellen Vance and music/lyrics by Kevin Ray) was performed at the Daegu International Musical Festival, New York Music Theatre Festival and Fwd Theatre in Chicago.The Ballad of Rom and Julz(book by Andrea Lepcio, lyrics by Cheryl L. Davis and music by Brooke Fox) was presented in a concert reading at Bard Summerscape in July 2010. 


Andrea’s plays and musicals have also been produced and developed at HERE, Manhattan Theatre Source, New Shoe, Shalimar Productions, Three Chicks, Titans Theatre, Williamsburg Art Nexus, and Women's Project in NY; Bloody Unicorn, Goodspeed Opera House, Hangar Theatre, Miller Theatre, Provincetown Theatre Company, and Trustus Theatre, regionally and The Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica, internationally. She is a member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop, New Shoe and is a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She is an alumna of the Lark’s Playwrights’ Workshop and the Women’s Project Playwrights’ Lab. Her screenplay, A September Spring,won the Sloan Foundation Dramatic Writing Award. A two-time finalist for the Heideman Award, her short plays and monologues have been published in Plays and Playwrights 2003, Estrogenius, lichen and by Smith & Kraus. Andrea was a founder of the Mint Theatre Company where she produced the World Premiere of Austin Pendleton’s Uncle Bob. 


Andrea is a member of the Dramatists Guild where she was a Fellow and served as the Fellows Program Director for 10 years. She teaches at the Dramatists Guild Institute and College of the Atlantic. She is a member the League of Professional Theater Woman and New York Theatre Experience Advisory Committee. She is a Trustee for the Open Meadows Foundation. She coaches writing in person and online. M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing, Carnegie Mellon University. B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic. She lives in Bar Harbor, Maine. 




I create plays, musicals and dance theater on my own and collaboratively.  As part of my practice, I am a writing coach working to grow my client's skills and writing. I write out of a need to make sense of the world. I find myself worrying about our planet, our choices, our inability to unite. I muck through the damage I witness in hopes reparation is possible.  My subjects include climate change, gender, baseball, justice, insurgency, friendship, love, hate, race, being female, art. Sick of being female, I write being human.  Intrigued by form, my plays are structurally inventive. I write seeking an intimate connection with my fellow theatre makers and my audience. I write to be less alone.