Nothing's drier than a small New Hampshire town in 1901, right?... Well, I beg to differ because this production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town didn't have a dry eye in the house. I returned to Massachusetts in the middle of winter to hop on an opportunity I couldn't refuse: live theater. Going so long without a stage because of the pandemic really hit me hard, so I did the last thing I would expect myself to do. And boy, did it pay off. We sold out multiple shows, were featured in newspapers all over the state, and (most of all) I met so many new amazing artists I can now call my friends.
A Collection of Parody Zoom Plays
All your favorite characters get put into situations a little unusual from what they're used to. In this collection, Andrew stars in three plays, parodying Star Trek, New Girl, and Dystopian YA Novels. These comedic works are all original scripts putting a spin on the usual stories. From the quirky writer of Nick Miller to the artsy mood-boy of Conner Crow, Andrew absolutely adored creating and delving into these larger-than-life characters. These plays are available NOW on YouTube! Click the link below to check them out!
The Super Friends POW!-Cast
Life is a little strange in the super hero world! This DC Comics Parody podcast tells comedic stories of your favorite super heroes and villains. Andrew voices multiple characters over the season, such as The Flash, Impulse, and Kite-Man (Hell yeah). Not only does he voice the characters, he mixes, masters, and edits the whole show together! So all music, sound effects, and folly you hear is put together by him. Give it a listen on any platform you get your podcasts from! Click the link down below to hear these wacky stories!
Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka
Set in NYC in the 1990s, this story explored teens struggling with addiction, isolation, and coming into adulthood. Each characters story is a re-imagination of Ancient Greek myths. Andrew plays Skindheadboy, a character struggling with new-found love and a growing addiction of hard drugs. Mixing the two myths of Prometheus and Theseus, this role took extensive research on Ancient Greek history, as well as research on drugs and its effects on users.
Green Day's American Idiot
The Marymount Musical Theatre Association (MTA) took on the political mammoth that is American Idiot. In 2019, leading up to the 2020 election, there was no better time to stand together and voice our opinions on the terrifying presidential term we lived through and were fearful of continuing to live in. With live instrumentation and visual aids on multiple large television screens, the production, we were able to make our opinions come to life. Andrew was a part of the ensemble with a featured role of Rock and Roll Boyfriend. He played electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar in multiple musical numbers.
No story is more fun than a Disney story! Weston Drama Workshop's production of Newsies was one of the first community productions put on of the show. Andrew was ecstatic to take on the role of Crutchie: the young best friend to the protagonist who is willing to fight in the newsboy's strike despite his physical disability. The dances in the show were difficult, but the physicality and movement of Crutchie were its own challenge to take on.