Andrew Woolner is the current Artistic Director of the Yokohama Theatre Group. He also teaches the core acting with a script classes for the group.
Before moving permanently to Yokohama in 2003, Andrew served as the Artistic Director of Squeeze-Box Theatre in Toronto, Canada. In his last two years with the company, he oversaw the production of 10 plays, including many of his own. Educated in Theatre at Young People’s Theatre school and York University in Toronto, Andrew has done his duty as an Actor, Director, Playwright, Designer, Carpenter, Lighting Technician, Dramaturg, and Janitor; sometimes all at the same time on the same show.
Since joining YTG as Artistic Director in late 2006, Andrew has not only appeared in and directed many shows, but has spearheaded several changes in the group, including an internship program, a more active teaching program, the touring of shows to Tokyo, the touring of shows overseas, and the incorporation of YTG as an NPO Hojin.
Since 2011, he has concentrated on the creation of original works with other ensemble members as well as teaching theatre workshops for YTG and Daito Bunka University.
Andrew believes in the power of Theatre to change the world.
Andrew Woolnerはカナダ・トロントのSqueeze-BoxのArtistic Directorとして活躍していました。そこでの２年間の活動中、彼は10個の演劇を監督してきました。