Andy Paris has made a career of developing new works for the stage and screen, including The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, The Laramie Project (Emmy nomination), Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman, Lucie Tiberghien’s The Quiet Room, Innocents by Rachel Dickstein, the Talking Band’s The Necklace, Matthew Maguire’s Phaedra and Deb Margolin’s Indelible Flesh.
As a writer/director, Andy boasts credits for Uncommon Sense, produced by Tectonic Theater Project and cowritten with Anushka Paris-Carter; Going Public, an original play about our education system presented at Amherst College; The American Family, presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; The Fan-Maker’s Inquisition, adapted with Ms. Paris-Carter from the novel by Rikki Ducornet; Goldstar, Ohio, which premiered at the Cleveland Public Theatre; Migration at the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU; and Faith Pilger’s The Stages of Burning.
For the Women’s Project he wrote Corporate Carnival, which was presented in the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center. Andy has performed in countless other plays in New York, regionally, and in Europe, including Or, by Liz Duffy Adams and directed by Wendy McClellan at the Women’s Project.
Regionally, he has been seen at Denver Center, the Huntington, PlayMaker’s Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hartford Stage, Theatre Virginia, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse.
Favorite roles include Kepler in Richard Goodwin’s Two Men of Florence, directed by Edward Hall, and all the men in A Sleeping Country by Melanie Marnich and directed by Mark Rucker.
Film and TV credits include The Laramie Project (HBO) and Law & Order (NBC). He has also been the recipient of two Audie Awards for his audiobook narrations.
Favorite authors he has recorded include Jodi Picoult, Keith Donahue, Stephen Tunney, Nicole Krauss, A.M. Holmes, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Arthur Phillips.
Andy was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a graduate of NYU. He is a teaching company member for Tectonic Theater Project.
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