A designer and scenographer, and cofounder of Terabac and of EcoStage Pledge, an online initiative to promote sustainability amongst theatre practitioners.
In 2017 Andrea co-founded Terabac, premiering new work. Exhibiting two eco-designs: Extant’s The Chairs by Ionesco, as one of UK’s representatives at World Stage Design Expo in Taiwain; HOAX Stuck photographic collaboration selected for publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology. Co-founded EcoStage Pledge, an online initiative to promote sustainability amongst theatre practitioners, launched at ARTCOP21. Works across a broad spectrum of the performing arts. Latest projects: Nodus Tollens DH Ensemble at Liberty Festival, Olympic Park; WOW festival, with an artwork about FGM. Her work has been seen at: Bath Theatre Royal, Somerset House, Kew Gardens, Riverside Studios, ICA, Lycee International Paris. Collaboration with new writing, dance, street theatre, opera, and with circus Ra Ra Zoo, Hull Truck and poet Roger McGough at Purcell Room, RFH. Lead artist on participatory / educational projects; ENO, Philharmonia Orchestra, Glyndebourne, ETO, Opera North, South Bank Centre.
Creative Conversations Andrea took part in a series of lively and engaging conversations that climate change dramatist Julia Marques recorded with fellow ClimateCultures members. These covered a wide range of topics that inform the work that ClimateCultures celebrates, and Julia introduces them and brings them together in Conversations with Work That Connects. In her video, among many other things, Andrea shares her childhood model for environmental action, developing her core values through projects such as Orlando after Virgina Woolf, Stuck and The Chairs, working on eco-scenography with other designers to directly incorporate ecological thinking into theatre and make activism visible. She also discusses Duende, her new collaborative project with Jennifer Leach as hybrid encounters with times of ecological uncertainty through stories, song, imagery and myth.