bio and resume

To view my Resume please click this link: Andrew Weems Resume


As an actor, I have appeared on Broadway in Born Yesterday, Inherit the Wind, The Green Bird and London Assurance.  Off-Broadway credits include Blood and Gifts at Lincoln Center Theater (directed by Bartlett Sher),The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (directed by Doug Hughes) and Bach at Leipzig (directed by Pam MacKinnon) at New York Theater Workshop, Theater for a New Audience productions of The Broken Heart (directed by Selina Cartmell), Troilus and Cressida (directed by Sir Peter Hall), Cymbeline, and Pericles (both directed by Bartlett Sher) and The Green Bird (directed by Julie Taymor), as well as Clubbed Thumb’s productions Somewhere Someplace Else and Telethon, John Guare’s Woman at a Threshold Beckoning at EST, Anne Bogart’s Marathon Dancing, Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Acting Company, Princess Turandot, Mere Mortals, and Twelfth Night.  Elsewhere I played Uncle Vanya in Vanya and Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guthrie, directed by Joe Dowling), George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Center Stage, directed by Ethan McSweeny), Touchstone in As You Like It (Shakespeare Theater, directed by Michael Attenborough), Sganarelle in Don Juan (Old Globe, directed by Stephen Wadsworth), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Noises Off, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Rhinoceros, King John and The Time of Your Life (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, directed by Paul Mullins), Alley Theater productions of Intelligence-Slave (directed by Jackson Gay) and A Behanding in Spokane (James Black), Three Sisters, Arms and the Man (Intiman, directed by Bartlett Sher), Daniel Fish’s productions of Learned Ladies (McCarter), Rocket to the Moon (Long Wharf) and The Merchant of Venice (California Shakespeare Theater), Journey’s End (directed by Greg Boyd at Westport Playhouse), as well as performances at Hartford Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Chautauqua Theater Company, Anne Bogart’s Trinity Rep, Vienna’s English Theater, and the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon (Cymbeline).

On television, I recently guest starred on Madam Secretary, Elementary, The Blacklist, and Person of Interest, as well as two independent films by Hal Hartley, My America and Ned Rifle. Previously I appeared in the independent films Sorry, Haters and The Killing Floor, as well as Law and Order, Spin City, Hope and Faith, Third Watch and PBS’ Revolution!

I have written and performed two solo plays:

Namaste Man (lost and found in kathmandu) was produced at the Intiman Theater, directed by Bartlett Sher in 2008.  It was subsequently produced at Boise Contemporary Theater and Two River Theater, directed by Davis McCallum.

Damascus was produced at the Fourth Street Theater in NYC in 2012, directed by Ian Belknap, produced in association with the Acting Company.  Damascus will be produced at Boise Contemporary Theater in December 2012.

In 2007, I received a Fox Foundation/TCG grant to travel and study in India and Nepal.  The India part of the trip was about discovery (terra incognita), and the Nepal part was about re-discovery (home sweet home).

I was born in Korea (foreign service kid), and lived my early life in Zambia and Nepal.  I went to high school in Virginia, got my BA at Brown University, and my MFA at the University of California, San Diego.  I lived in New York for over twenty years, and worked there,  all over the country and overseas.  For a while I was ensconced in Los Angeles.  Or rather, Glendale.  Now I am back in New York, and my bedroom overlooks the Cloisters. Life is a trip.

“Kathmandu jane bato kun ho?” 

Which is the road to Kathmandu?

I think that’s what it means.

Could be wrong.


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