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Andrew Hobgood

Andrew Hobgood

Andrew Hobgood is the Founding Artistic Director of The New Colony and the Business Strategist for Vosges Chocolate in Chicago. His last play, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, won Outstanding Production at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival and is published with Samuel French. Hobgood's other work with The New Colony includes writing and directing the new musicals Tupperware: An American Musical Fable, That Sordid Little Story, and Rise of The Numberless as well as directing Amelia Earhart: Jungle Princess, the original and commercial productions of FRAT, and Hearts Full of Blood, which won Outstanding Script at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. In 2010 Newcity Magazine named him one of the 50 People Who Really Perform for Chicago; in 2011 he and The New Colony were honored with the Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theater Award; and in 2013 he and Co-Artistic Director Evan Linder were two of six people on Chicago Magazine's Cultural Power List of Theater Scene Stealers. His new play reWILDing Genius was commissioned by the University of Chicago in 2013 will receive its world premiere at the Steppenwolf Garage in March 2014. When not directing, writing or acting, he can be found working in the Innovation Lab of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, or guest speaking and writing on the topics of devised/collaborative theater, the future of playwriting and theater, and the art of business/business of art. 


Samuel French Titles by Andrew Hobgood