Andrew W. Smith
Andrew W. Smith is a professional actor, director, and producer whose work has been seen throughout New York City, regionally, and internationally. He is also the co-founding artistic director of award-winning Project Y Theatre Company in New York City.
Selected regional acting work includes Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Quantum Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Potomac Theatre Project, Ars Nova, Studio Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center. He toured with The National Players on their 50th anniversary as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac. Film/TV credits include Lucid; Shooting Script; Death of a Nation (Winner: Best Short, IndieFest 2011; Best in Show, Best Shorts Competition 2011); Under-Ground; GONE; Law and Order: Criminal Intent; One Life to Live; As the World Turns; and Guiding Light.
Project Y Theatre Company, produces new and innovative theatre with a focus on diverse or unheard voices. It supports new plays that appeal to audiences interested in such themes as race, feminism, technology, and community. Project Y has received grants funding for work from New York State Council on the Arts, New York Department Cultural Affairs, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, Brooklyn Arts Council, and The Puffin Foundation.
Andrew is currently an assistant professor of acting at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He spent two years as a visiting assistant professor of theatre at Middlebury College, Vermont, from which he received his BA in theatre. He is also a graduate of the MFA acting program at the University of California, San Diego, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award upon graduation.