Andrea Assaf

Andrea AssafAbout the Artist:

Andrea Assaf is a writer, performer, director & cultural organizer. She’s the founding Artistic Director of Art2Action Inc. Formerly Artistic Director of New WORLD Theater (2004-09), and Program Associate for Animating Democracy (2001-04), she has a Masters degree in Performance Studies and a BFA in Acting, both from NYU. Recent awards include: FY11 NPN Creation Fund Commission, 2010 Princess Grace Award in Theater, 2007 Hedgebrook residency, 2004 Cultural Contact grant. She is a Board member of CAATA (Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists) and Alternate ROOTS, and a member of RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers).

Current Projects:
Andrea creates original performances—from page to stage, language to embodiment, political consciousness to poetic sensibility. Art2Action supports new work by women, artists of color, and GLBTQ-identified artists and allies, from devised theater, to interdisciplinary performances, to community-based arts and performative acts. Current projects include Eleven Reflections on September, a poetry & multi-media performance on Arab American experience, wars on/of terror, and the “constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world. Also touring in 2012-13, Outside the Circle, a new play about sexuality and (dis)ability that she is co-creating with playwright-performer Samuel Valdez, directed by Dora Arreola.

Contact Info:
Tour Contact: Andrea Assaf
8677 Key Royale Lane, # 301
Tampa, FL  33614

Fee Structure: *

  • Workshop: $300-$1000*
  • Solo Performance: $500-$3000*
  • Full Show with Ensemble: $5000-10,000*

*All fees are negotiable, and depend on the nature of the work and time commitment. Detailed discussion with the presenting organization or person is required. Week or longer residencies, and other structures, are available. Will work on NPN contract or equivalent fee structure.
**Fees do not include housing and transportation, which should be provided by the presenter.

Artistic Discipline: ***

  • theater
  • spoken word
  • poetry
  • literary arts
  • multidisciplinary

***Full productions include live music, dance, video and visual art.

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Immigrant populations
  • Audiences with Disabilities
  • Workshops for women, GLBTQI groups, and teens are also available.
  • Additional programs can be designed upon request.

Download Work Samples here

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Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.