Head of Theatre Studies
Andrea Moon is a playwright, performer, poet and teacher. Her theatrical work has been produced at small theatres and Universities across the country as well as in Italy and China. Most recently her performance work has been seen at the Aerial Dance Festival, Unseen Hand Theatre Co. at the Nomad Theatre, and the Boulder International Fringe Festival. Andrea’s written work has been published by Salvage Vanguard Press, eclectica online literary journal, Applause Books, The Cleveland Playhouse and New York Theatrical Experience. Here at UNC Andrea teaches Stage Movement, Playscript Analysis and Dramatic Literature. In the past ten years she has taught physical performance, playwriting, ensemble theatre creation, script analysis, introduction to theatre, dramatic literature and performance studies at Universities in Texas and Colorado. She has taught writing from the body and writing the solo show in the communities of Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. In addition Andrea has taught low-flying trapeze, mixed apparatus, beginning aerial fabric and Kids Who Fly classes for Frequent Flyers Productions Aerial Dance Theatre in Boulder, CO.
Andrea holds a BA in Acting from the University of Washington Seattle, an MFA in playwriting from the University of Texas Austin and a PhD in theatre history/criticism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She spent over fourteen years studying approaches to physical acting, ensemble performance creation and circus techniques with Pacific Performance Project. In addition she has trained in modern dance, contact improvisation, Alexander technique and aerial dance. Andrea won the Thompson Award for Western American writing for her poem “Laura in the Southwest” in 2005 and won the San Francisco Playwright Center’s Dramarama competition in 2002. She is a two-time recipient of a Michener Center for Writers Fellowship for playwriting, was a winner of the 2000 Harvest Festival of New American Plays and was the recipient of the University of Colorado Center for Arts and the Humanities Devaney Dissertation Fellowship.