LECTURER AND TEACHER
A highly experienced lecturer and teacher of acting, directing and theatre since the late-1980s, Andrew has led workshops, given master classes and taught on many undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. He has worked regularly with leading institutions in the UK, whilst continuing a wide-ranging and successful career as a performer.
He has engaged in long-term study of theorists and practitioners such as Michael Chekhov, Rudolf Laban, and Meyerhold. He has led workshops focussing on the psycho-dynamics of character and action at Drama Centre, the University of the Arts London, at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, and at City Lit.
As a reader of drama and literature (BA and MA in English Language and Literature, Oxford University) Andrew brings insight and rigour to his work in the interpretation and staging of dramatic text, with Shakespeare and the Jacobeans, Nineteenth Century Realism, just as with contemporary plays, a wide range of which he has taught or directed at the RADA, Drama Centre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Rose Bruford and other colleges.
He has taught on the International Theatre Directors’ MA/MFA programme at Middlesex University. During the 1990s he worked as a Tutor in Acting at the RADA, and also on their MA in Text and Performance in collaboration with King’s College London. Over several years he taught on the MA in Classical European Acting at Drama Centre, and has held a Visiting Professorship at Mills College, Oakland in the USA.
He has also worked as a lecturer or teacher at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, LAMDA, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
2019 Faculty on the Belgrade International Workshop ChekhovFest;
2012-2020 Associate Lecturer London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London;
2008-2013 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, External Examiner;
2006, 2007, 2011 Tutor at Drama Centre London on the MA in Classical European Acting;
2007, 2009 Lecturer in directing Shakespeare for the International Directors’ Programme MFA/MA Middlesex University;
1999-2002 Tutor in Acting at the Royal London Opera Schools/Royal College of Music;
1997-2000 Tutor in Acting and Text at RADA;
1990 Lecturing on The Theatre of Meyerhold at West London Polytechnic;
1986 Visiting Professor in Drama at Mills College, Oakland CA, USA.
Professional development and trainings undertaken:
1988 Story Structure with Robert McKie.
1995 Augusto Boal at the Bubble Theatre: 'Rainbow of Desire' workshops.
1997/8 Writers’ workshop at the Battersea Arts Centre, London.
1999 European International Theatre Directors’ Forum at Maastricht.
2016 participant in the International Michael Chekhov Workshop at Connecticut College USA.
2019 further research into Michael Chekhov techniques with the Chekhov Collective UK.