Paul D’Andrea’s plays range in subject matter from the smallest of small towns to the world of international politics, science and religion. His work runs the stylistic gamut from rapid-fire comedy (The Trouble with Europe) to highly theatrical performance-art biography (The Einstein Project); from the history play (The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay) to satire (Hanging With Saddam) to realism (Two-Bit Taj Mahal), and has been produced on the main stages of the Mark Taper Forum Theatre, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Phoenix and the Magic. D’Andrea’s sweeping adaptation for the twenty-first century of Lessing’s Nathan the Wise—centered on the idea of informed mutual respect—is taught in international conflict resolution courses and has been produced on PBS television and in Rome, in Italian. His work has been developed at New Dramatists and Sundance. He founded Theatre of the First Amendment, recipient of 12 Helen Hayes Awards, and has received Fulbright, Rockefeller, Woodrow Wilson, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships as well as the Humana Festival prize at ATL. The magnetic center of Paul D’Andrea’s work is the coming together of the arts so that people can have life and have it abundantly.

"Drop everything! To see what theater is when it soars… The Einstein Project will engage your mind and touch your heart."   - Theatre Notes

The magnetic center of Paul D’Andrea’s work is the coming together of the arts so that people can have life and have it abundantly.

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