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Andrea Green

Andrea Green

Andrea Green is a playwright, composer, musical director, educator and music therapist. She is internationally known for her inclusive musicals for children that foster empathy, acceptance and respect.  In the past year (2018/2019), she has produced her musicals at the St. John School of the Arts in St. John, USVI, Washington union School in Salinas, Ca., Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy in Flagstaff, Arizona and the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Arts, in Iowa. Andrea received the 2019 Teacher as Hero Grand Prize Award from the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia and she received a formal Proclamation from the City of Philadelphia for her musical theater work that brings diverse groups of young people together in unity. In 2015, Andrea received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for the documentary 'On the Other Side of the Fence', a film that focuses on her work as a music therapist and how she creates musicals to teach tolerance. 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.  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. 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 musicals to foster empathy. Comet was performed in May 2019 by the Flagstaff Academy of Leadership and Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. 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.

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