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 theatrical work has been seen at The Drilling CompaNY, Unseen Hand Theatre Co. at the Nomad Theatre, and the Boulder International Fringe Festival. Andrea’s written work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, Salvage Vanguard Press, eclectica online literary journal, Applause Books, The Cleveland Playhouse and New York Theatrical Experience. Here at UNC Andrea is the head of Theatre Studies and teaches Stage Movement, Playscript Analysis, Playwriting 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 for Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre in Boulder and teaches and performs aerial silks in Fort Collins.
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 has spent two decades 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 has presented papers at the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network conference in Sweden, the International Performance Studies conference in England and at the Crisis Art festival in Italy. She 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.