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Andrea Stolowitz

Senior Lecturer

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Salem Campus

Eaton 313
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Andrea Stolowitz's plays have been presented at The Cherry Lane (NYC), The Old Globe (SD), The Long Wharf (CT), New York Stage and Film (NY), and Portland Center Stage (OR). 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."

A recipient of Artists Repertory Theater's $25,000 New Play Commission, Andrea will premiere her newest work, ITHAKA, at the theatre in 2013. She is also a 2012 Oregon Literary Fellow, and the inaugural playwright to receive a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

Her latest play, ANTARKTIKOS, was workshopped nationwide at New Harmony Project (IN), Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival, and at Seattle Repertory Theater. Pittsburgh Playhouse mounts the world premiere in 2013.

The Old Globe Theater world-premiered KNOWING CAIRO, which earned San Diego's "Billie" Best New Play Award and an LA Times' Critic's Pick. It is published by Playscripts Inc. and continues to be presented nationally and internationally.

TALES OF DOOMED LOVE premiered in Washington, DC at The Studio Theater. As part of the 2008 Fringe Festival, DC Theater Scene called it "one of the finest entries in the Capital Fringe", and the Triangle Independent named its production at StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance (Chapel Hill, NC) "best new play."

Andrea's screenwriting work includes JONATHAN'S WAR, a feature-length action film, the treatment for CODE NAME: PELICANO which was sold to independent producers, and the upcoming web series CRACKERJACKS.

A Walter E. Dakin Fellow at The Sewanee Writers Conference, Andrea has also been awarded residencies at Ledig House, Soapstone, and Hedgebrook, and Arts Grants from North Carolina, Oregon, and private foundations. She is a founding member of Playwrights West ( and the Portland Regional Representative to the Dramatists Guild.

An MFA playwriting alumna of UC-San Diego, Andrea teaches at Willamette University and the University of Portland and has served on the theater studies faculty at Duke University and UC-San Diego.


Stolowitz, Andrea. Ithaka. Havana Theater. Vancouver, B.C. May 2016. Writer.

Stolowitz, Andrea. Berlin Diary. National Museum of American Jewish History. May 2016. Writer.

Willamette University


Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.