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Andi Chapman

Born in New York City, Ms. Chapman is a director, actor, educator. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Ebony Repertory Theatre. Her directing credits include: The Gospel at Colonus (Ebony Repertory Theatre: 14 Ovation Nominations including Best Play & Best Play Direction, NAACP Theatre Awards 2016 Best Production Winner), Mockingbird, As it is in Heaven, The Ninth Wave, Steel Magnolias (Actors Co-op Theatre Company: Best Director Award), The Dutchman, A Summer Memory and a host of others. Film: The award-winning short films Memorial Street, Elijah’s Song and Why?. As an actress her television, film and stage credits include: NCIS, SMILF, Shameless, Glee, Dexter, 24, Six Feet Under, Short Cuts, The Lower Depths, Blood Wedding. She is currently the Center Theatre Group Program Advisor/Coaching Artist for August Wilson National Monologue Competition. A professor of various universities (Pepperdine, Chapman), she is currently teaching Film Acting at Azusa Pacific University. Ms. Chapman is a graduate of Yale School of Drama/M.F.A and alumna of The American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Andi is also a selected participant of the prestigious Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

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