Andrew returned to Edmonton mid-pandemic and is thrilled to be rejoining Rapid Fire Theatre after a five-year hiatus!
He began performing improv in grade ten at Archbishop MacDonald High School in Edmonton. Since then he has performed across North America including being a company member with Rapid Fire Theatre from 2008-2015 and Hitchhikers Improv in Regina from 2018-2020. Some of his favourite improv memories are performing with the Notorious UIG at the inaugural UBC Impulse Festival, guest performing at Portland’s Curious Comedy Theatre, and performing Hard Hitting Canadian Theatre at Bad Dog Theatre’s Test Drive Festival.
Outside of improv he is a director, theatre maker and teacher. He has an MFA in Directing & Creation from York University, a BA in Drama from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate from the Banff Centre/Citadel’s Professional Theatre Program. He is artistic director of You Are Here, an independent Canadian theatre company, a co-founder and artistic associate with Thou Art Here, Alberta’s alternative Shakespeare company, and was a co-founder and festival director of Common Ground Arts Society’s Found Festival. Most recently Andrew was the Sandbox Series Coordinator and Theatre School Director at Globe Theatre in Regina. Learn more about him and his upcoming projects at andrewritchie.net.