Andrea Stolowitz is a playwright living in Portland, Oregon and a proud member of Playwrights West. Her plays have been produced nationally and internationally. The LA Times calls her work “heartbreaking” and the Orange County Register characterizes her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat…issues and tough decisions.”
A recipient of Artists Repertory Theatre’s $25,000 Fowler/Levin Prize, Andrea premiered her newest work, Ithaka, at the theatre in June 2013.
Her previous play Antarktikos premiered at Pittsburgh Playhouse in March, 2013 and won the Oregon Book Awards’ Angus L. Bowmer Award for Drama in April 2013. Andrea’s screenwriting work includes Jonathan’s War, a feature-length action film; the treatment for Code Name: Pelicano, which was sold to independent producers; and the upcoming web series Crackerjacks, which is currently in development.
A Walter E. Dakin Fellow at The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Andrea has also been awarded residencies at Ledig House, Soapstone, and Hedgebrook; and arts grants from North Carolina, Oregon, and private foundations. An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea teaches at Willamette University and the University of Portland and has served on the theatre studies faculty at Duke University and UC-San Diego.