Andrea Stolowitz’s plays have been developed and presented nationally and internationally. The LA Times calls her work “heartbreaking” and the Orange County Register characterizes her approach as a “brave refusal to sugarcoat issues and tough decisions.” Andrea’s latest play, Berlin Diary, was presented at English Theatre Berlin/International Performing Arts Center in October 2016 and Portland’s Coho Theater in April 2017. The Portland Mercury writes "If the news cycle has you feeling numb right now, it’s possible Stolowitz’s story will jolt you awake…When an old man seated next to me burst into tears in the play’s final moments, he seemed to be speaking for all of us." Andrea works as a collaborating writer with the award-winning devised theater company, Hand2Mouth Theatre (www.H2M.org). Her current collaboration, Pep Talk, is touring nationally. The San Francisco Chronicle says “The genius of Pep Talk is that it is at once a collective unburdening…while also being very funny and self-aware.” She is currently at work on their latest collaboration, Psychic Utopia. Andrea is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence at Artists Repertory Theatre where she has just received a new play commission. An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea has served on the faculties at Willamette University, The University of Portland, Duke University and UC-San Diego.
Andrea Stolowitz received a commission from Artists Rep's Table|Room|Stage to develop her new play Refugee Radio. Andrea is also the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence at Artists Rep until 2019. In 2017, Andrea was named one of Playwrights' Center Core Writers, a program that will extend to 2020.
Andrea Stolowitz is one of New Dramatists 8 Playwriting Residents
Berlin Diary by Andrea Stolowitz
Finalist for the 2017 Oregon Book Award
In 1936 Dr. Max Cohnreich escapes Berlin, Germany and arrives in NYC settling there with his immediate family. In 1939 he writes about his experiences in a diary written for his as yet unborn grandchildren. In 2013 his great-granddaughter finds the diary at the archives at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2015 she travels to Berlin to find clues about the life he describes and the people she never knew. The parallel lives of the characters create a narrative about the search for home and family which operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives. A story about remembering and forgetting.
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