EXPERIENCE

LIVE COMEDY SHOWS

Wack or Woke? Andrea Coleman Judges the Law (Woke Laws) 

Creator, Producer & Host

Comedy show that profiles American Laws tasking comics with ruling on whether the law is "wack" or "woke." The show also highlights black female judges who should be on the Supreme Court.

NYC, The Tank, February 2019 - December 2019

Press: The New York Times, TimeOut NY, NPR, WNYC, Comedy Cake, The Skint

All Rise 

Co-Creator, Co-Producer & Co-Host with JR Strauss 

Live Comedy Mock Trial of landmark Supreme Court cases

NYC, Caveat, 2018

Press: The New York Times, Broadway World

The Fibroid Chronicles

Writer & Performer

NYC, The Tank, 2019

Press: Broadway World

SKETCH COMEDY

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), NYC 

Maude Team - Young Douglas, 2020

Actor

The Armory Comedy, NYC

Team - Be Kind Rewind, 2019 - 2020

Writer

The Armory Comedy, NYC

Team - Nipple-less Cage, 2018

Actor & Writer

COMEDY FESTIVALS

San Francisco Sketch Fest, 2020

Austin Sketch Fest, Austin, TX, 2019

She Makes Me Laugh, NYC, 2019

Black Women in Comedy Festival, NYC, 2019

Nasty Women Unite Fest, NYC, 2019

Women in Comedy Festival, Boston, MA, 2018 

Nasty Women Unite Fest, NYC, 2018

She Makes Me Laugh, NYC, 2018

Speak Up, Rise Up Festival, NYC, 2018

improv comedy

Improvisational Theater (I.T.), 1997-2000

Improviser

produced short plays

Antony & Cleopatra: Couples Therapy

Playwright

Commissioned by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, NYC, 2019

Save Tonight

Playwright

Commissioned by Hot Metal Arts Collective, Blackbox Playlist, NYC, 2019

A Funny Thing Happened After My Breakup

Playwright & Lead Actress

Manhattan Repertory Theater, NYC, 2007

produced play readings

Run

Playwright

Chain Theatre, 2019

produced short films & web series

All My Friends Are Married, Web Series

Lead Actress

Completed 2016

Written by: Mercedes Brazier

Director: Ekwa Msangi

Producer: Huriyyah Muhammad Distributed by: The Black TV & Film Collective

Press: Decider, IndieWire

Getting the Modesto Boys

Writer, Lead Actress

Directed by Andrew Torraco

In Post production

Party in Red Hook

Writer, Director, Lead Actor

Completed 2012

Official Selection:

Portland Maine Film Festival

15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival

Delivery

Writer, Director, Lead Actor

Completed 2012

Official Selection: The Hopeful Story Film Festival

 

Stuck

Writer, Director, Lead Actor

Completed 2010

Official Selection: Chain NYC Film Festival

BFF

Writer, Lead Actor, Producer

Directed by Rosalyn Coleman Williams

Completed 2010

Official Selection:

Film Independent's Cinema Lounge

The Black Harvest Film Festival

The Detroit Independent Film Festival

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

The Pan African Film Festival

The Hopeful Story Film Festival

Williamsburg International Film Festival

Brooklyn Indie House Festival

Reel Sisters Film Festival

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

Manhattan Film Festival

Women of Color Arts and Film Festival

Hell's Kitchen Short Film Festival

lectures

How to Have a Black Friend

Writer & Performer

NYC, Nasty Women Unite Festival 2018

A History of Black Women as Science Experiments

Writter & Performer

NYC, Caveat 2018

honors & awards

Truth in Comedy Award, 2018

The Armory Comedy Awards

Chain Playwriting Lab Participant, 2018

Chain Theatre for the full length play Run

Emerging Narrative Section Winner, 2010

Independent Feature Project (IFP) Film Week for writing the Feature Script Stealing the Strad

Most Talented, 1996

Senior Superlative Tallwood High School

legal

Allstate Insurance Company, NYC, 2007 - Present

Senior Trial Attorney

Fordham Law School, Summer 2007

Law Intern

Merril Lynch, 2005

Paralegal

Vandeventer Black, LLP, Norfolk, VA, Summer 2002

Summer Associate

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago, IL, Summer 2001

Summer Associate

teaching

Acting/Education Intern

Orlando Shakespeare Festival, 2003 - 2004

Teaching Elementary to High School Age Students to read, understand and perform Early Modern English

Teacher & Peace Worker

Borgenicht Track 2 Peace Keeping Initiative, Palestine, West Bank, Summer 1999

Teaching English to Middle and High School Palestinian Students

education

General

Washington and Lee, School of Law, Lexington, VA

Juris Doctorate, May 2003

Law

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Bachelor of Arts, May 2000

Major: Government, Minor: Economics & Psychology

Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

Summer 1997

Cambridge Writers & British Political Parties

Performance

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), NYC, Winter 2015

Improv 101 (Johhnna Scrabis)

Gotham Comedy Club, NYC, Summer 2005

Stand up (Jim Mendrinos)

Improv Olympic, Chicago, IL, Fall 1999

Improv Workshop (Charna Halpern)

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), Washington DC, Fall 1997

Improv Workshop (Amy Poehler)

Governor's School for the Performing Arts Residential Program, Summer 1994

Acting

Writing

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), NYC, Summer 2019

Sketch 101 (Marshall Stratton)

Second City, Summer 2019

Writing Satire for the Internet, Level 1 (Brooke Preston)

Reductress, Summer 2019

Satire Workshop (Sarah Pappalardo)

The Independent Film School, NYC, May 2008 - May 2011

Screenwriting (Ela Thier)

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