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Andi Chapman


WITH ANW: Debut. Director of The Bluest Eye

Born in New York City, Ms. Chapman is a Director Actor, and Educator. She is the Associate Artistic Director of The Ebony Repertory Theatre.

Her Directing credits include: 

Theatre: The critically acclaimed Native Son at Anteaus & Kirk Douglas Theatre, garnering Best Director nominations (Stage Raw & Broadway World). Ebony Repertory Theatre’s The Gospel at Colonus which garnered 14 Ovation Nominations including Best Play & Best Play Direction, and won the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Production. Others include the world premiere of BOTH AND (a play about laughing while Black). At Boston Court; The Abuelas, A Winters Tale, Mockingbird, As it is in Heaven, The Ninth Wave, The Actor’s Co-op Steel Magnolias (for which she garnered a Best Director Award), The Dutchman, A Summer Memory, and a host of others.

Film: The Three Phases of Isa. The award-winning short films Memorial St, Elijah’s song, and Why. As an Actress her television, film, and stage credits include recurring on shows like 911 and The Orville HTGAWM, Criminal Minds, NCIS, SMLF, Shameless, Glee, Dexter, 24, Six Feet Under, andShort Cuts. The Lower Depths, Blood Wedding.

An Adjunct Professor she currently is teaching for Film/Theatre Acting at Azusa Pacific University.

Ms. Chapman is a graduate of the New York High School for the Performing Arts. B.F.A./ The City College of New York’s Davis Center for the Performing Arts. M.F.A./ The Yale School of Drama.

An alumna of The American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Andi is also a selected participant of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.