Andrea Green is a playwright, composer, lyricist, musical director, professional jazz pianist/vocalist, and music therapist internationally known for her musicals for children and family audiences. Andrea received a Proclamation from the City of Philadelphia for her shows which are vehicles to foster empathy, understanding, acceptance and respect between young people. Her musicals convey tolerance-teaching messages that have engaged and transformed the lives of thousands of young people.
Ms. Green is the composer and co-writer of Homeroom The Musical with Selma Tolins-Kaufman. Homeroom was first produced at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia and has been performed in theaters and schools across the country including: Brecksville Theatre, Ohio, Orchard Valley Middle School, Sewell, N.J., Playhouse on Park, Hartford, CT; Encore Players, Concord, MA; Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh, PA; UU Children’s Theater, Des Moines, IA; Sagemont School of the Arts, Weston, Fla.; Hamden Middle School, Hamden, Conn. and scores more. Homeroom was featured in Disneyworld's National Theater Festival in 2012. Ms. Green's musical, On the Other Side of the Fence, has been popular with younger performers in theaters and schools across the country, including, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Iowa, Theatre with a Twist in Acton MA., The Wolf Performing Arts Center, PA; Yankton Children’s Theater, SD; DLO Musical Theatre Co., Danville, IL and The St. John School of the Arts in the US Virgin Islands. This musical is the subject of the Emmy-award winning one hour documentary by the same name, produced by Henry Nevison and MIND T.V. of Philadelphia. The film presents Ms. Green’s work as a music therapist and composer, using her musical as a vehicle to foster empathy and inclusion. The documentary received the 2015 gold medal from the NY International Film Festival in the social issues category and also received a special honor from The United Nations. Andrea's musical
The Return of Halley's Comet , received it's international premiere in Talinn, Estonia April 2014 and is part of a documentary in development about the global impact of Andrea's musical to teach tolerance.
Ms. Green has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami School of Music and a Master’s in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University. She is a member of ASCAP, The Dramatist’s Guild, AATE, The Children’s Music Network, and The International Association of Theater for Children and Young People.