Andrew Perez is an actor, playwright, and screenwriter currently based in Los Angeles.
As an actor onstage, he has been nominated for L.A. Ovation awards for Mercury Fur at Needtheater and The Second Coming of Klaus Kinski. During formative years in the Chicago theatre scene, he appeared at Steppenwolf, Steep Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.
As a playwright, he studied at Northwestern University under Penny Penniston, where he received a Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts grant for his adaptation of the novella A Clockwork Orange. His first play, I Will Swallow the Rain, was produced at Northwestern and at Chicago’s Profile Theatre by Red Jacket Theatre.
Andrew’s first feature film, Bastards y Diablos–which he wrote, produced, and starred in –premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and won both the Jury and Audience awards for Narrative Feature Film at the 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival. It garnered other awards on the American festival circuit before gaining a multi-city theatrical release in Colombia through Cine Colombia in 2018. As a screenwriter, he was the 2017 Filmmaker Fellow at the Port Townsend Film Festival; during his fellowship, he played KJ in Annie Baker’s The Aliens at Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend. Andrew is a graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf.