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Andrea Thome is a Chilean-Costa Rican, Wisconsin-born mutt who grew up navigating the multiple landscapes and languages that now inhabit her plays. Her plays, translations and video satires have been presented at theaters, galleries and universities around the U.S. and Latin America. Andrea helped develop the Lark Play Development Center’s US-México Playwright Exchange as Program Director since 2006. Her translations of Mexican plays include Richard Viqueira’s play H and Ximena Escalante’s Real Andromaca (presented at New York’s hotINK Festival 2009 and at PEN World Voices).  She is translating Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón. Andrea’s own play Undone (originally developed by the Lark Play Development Center and INTAR Theatre’s New Works Lab) was selected for Victory Gardens Theatre’s Ignition Festival of playwrights of color 2010. Worm Girl, her absurd physical comedy, was produced by Cherry Red Productions in Washington, DC (2004). Andrea co-directs the satirical video & performance collective FULANA. From 1994-99, she co-created 22 original plays with San Francisco’s Red Rocket Theater. She has also worked extensively as a performer; past collaborators include Culture Clash, Latina Theatre Lab, Campo Santo and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. She has taught at various universities, schools and community centers including New York University, Adelphi University, El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, and NYC public schools.  Andrea received fellowships from NYFA, New York City, the City of Oakland, Lark Play Development Center, INTAR, New York University and the Women’s Project. She is a graduate of NYU’s Dramatic Writing MFA and a member of New Dramatists.