Dominic D'Andrea

Playwright

Dominic D’Andrea (he/him/his) is the director of community engagement at Queens Theatre, and founder and outgoing Producing Artistic Director of The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) the country’s largest and longest consistently running community-engaged theatre project. Billed as “The American Theatre’s Social Barometer”, 1MPF makes work at the intersection of art, community dialogue, education, and social justice. D’Andrea has helmed 200+ national engagements in over 35 cities and communities, ranging from the Broadway community, LORT Theatres, NNPN Theatres, playwright service orgs, small professional theatres, universities, high schools, incarcerated populations, immigrant groups, young people, retired communities, communities in crisis, and other groups grappling with specific questions. He’s worked with theatres like Trinity Rep, Primary Stages, INTAR, New Georges & WP Theatre at City Center Stage II, New Ohio Theatre, Playwrights Foundation of SF, Victory Gardens, Z Space, InterAct Theatre of Philadelphia, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Actor’s Express, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, ScriptWorks at Salvage Vanguard, Hyde Park Theatre and Austin Playhouse, Walking Shadow Theatre, History Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Honolulu Theatre For Youth, Luna Stage, Mile Square Theatre, Passage Theatre, City Theatre of Miami at The Arsht Center & Broward Center For the Performing Arts, Round House Theatre, Southern Theatre, Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, Kansas City’s Fish Tank, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, ACT Seattle, and others. Special projects have included co-creatingThe Every 28 Hours Plays in partnership with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a collection of plays in response to Black Lives in America which was made in Ferguson, MO and then shared out and staged in over 50 readings nationally; NextGen,a theatre action for young people in South Florida (including students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.) As a playwright, he creates original work with and for communities, and has written over 50 short plays. As a director in NYC, he’s worked with The Lark, INTAR, Boomerang, Vampire Cowboys, Red Fern Theatre, Tisch/NYU, EST, The Brick, Primary Stages, and he’s worked extensively in regional theatre. BA (ODK Honors), The University of Maryland, College Park; MA in Applied Theatre, CUNY; 3x SDC Obverership, Lincoln Center/Chicago/LA Directors Labs, Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellowship, Edward F. Albee Foundation Playwrighting Fellowship, SPACE at Ryder Farm Creative Solutions Social Justice Residency, Guest artist at over 10 universities and colleges, Master Artist at The Kennedy Center/ACTF Region 1, Citizen Citations from The City of Providence, The Maryland State House of Delegates, and The Senate.