As the Resident Dialect Expert on HowCast, Andrea recorded over 35 dialect “How To” videos. Have fun with them!


March 2015 – University of Costa Rica, San Ramon, Costa Rica: Andrea has been invited back to UCR to begin devising a clown cabaret show with UCR music students and to introduce KT Speechwork in three separate workshops to English faculty, Bachillerato & Licenciatura students and graduates from the English Teacher Program.


October 2014 – Andrea was designated as one of the first two Master Teachers of Knight-Thompson Speechwork.

August 2014 – VASTA Conference, London, UK: Andrea chaired a panel on “Innovations in Production Coaching.” To learn more about the software program she is developing and offering to the VASTA community has freeware, visit the Technology Corner.

August 2014 – Fitzmaurice Voicework, London, UK: Andrea taught in the FV Certification Program held at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

July 2014 – Knight-Thompson Speechwork, New York, New York: Andrea taught in the KTS Teacher Certification Program.

July 2014 – Teatro Varasanta, Bogotá, Columbia: Andrea performed QMMCA for a bilingual audience as part of the 3rd Annual International Freedom and Focus Conference.

July 2014 CSU SummerArts, Monterey Bay, California: Andrea coordinated the SA course Transcribing the Soul: Developing Solo Performance from Lived Experience. For more information visit the CSU SummerArts website.

Mother's Day, May 11th, 2014 - Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, Long Beach, CA: Andrea performed QMMCA and presented Questions For My Mother, a devised piece created with Long Beach High School students and CSULB Theatre Arts Students. This program was the culmination of year one of Sparking Curiosity: a three-year documentary theater making project. For more information on year two, visit the Carpenter Center website. Watch a brief video about Sparking Curiosity here.

February 2014 - University of Costa Rica: Andrea worked with doctoral conducting students on clowning and breathwork. She also taught workshops for community groups. 

December 2013: Knight-Thompson Speechwork: Andrea was named Associate Director of Knight-Thompson Speechwork. Visit the KTS website for the latest workshop offerings.

November 2013 - TEDxUCI: Andrea was the speaker coach for the TEDxUCI Salon event GO.

August 2013 - South Coast Repertory: Dialect coach for season opener, Death of a Salesman starring Charlie Robinson. 

April 2013 - The Mothertongue Project, Cape Town, SA: Andrea returned to Cape Town, South Africa as part of a residency with The Mothertongue Project. She performed QMMCA, created a clown show with SWEAT (Sex Workers Education and Task Force) and develop solo poetry performances with rural youth in McGregor, South Africa

February 2013: Andrea returned to South Coast Rep for some production dialect coaching. This time for Leigh Silverman's production of Chinglish

October - December 2012: Andrea taught Solo Performance and Voice in the MFA Program at UC Irvine, her beloved alma mater. Also, she was the Voice Director for Orlando, directed by Annie Loui at UCI.

August 2012: Andrea was the Dialect Coach for South Coast Repertory’s production of Absurd Person Singular, directed by David Emmes.

May 2012 - Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Andrea presented QMMCA in a special midnight performance at OSF on May 18th.

May 2012 - Boise Contemporary Theater: QMMCA was the final play of the BCT 2011/12 season, with the last performance on Mother’s Day. Also, Andrea returned to Boise State University for her annual Clowning Workshop. She started a new tradition as well, an Intro to Fitzmaurice Voicework workshop for local Boise actors.

April 2012 - University of California, Irvine: Andrea went back to her home turf for an Artistic Guest Residency at UCIrvine where she performed her award-winning solo show QMMCA and lead workshops in creating Documentary Theatre. Workshops at UC Santa Barbara & San Diego State University were also on the agenda.

October 2011 - Cape Town, South Africa: In a 3-week residency, Andrea performed QMMCA & developed a new piece with UCT students. While in Cape Town, she also lead a Clowning workshop with members of SWEAT (Sex Worker Education & Advocacy Taskforce).

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