The mission of Kinetic Theatre is three-fold: To explore the issues facing our diverse and rapidly-changing world through the language of theatre; to value text, both classic and contemporary, as our primary source of inspiration; and to honor, value, and respectfully compensate the artist.
ANDREW PAUL, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Andrew is the founder of Kinetic Theatre. He previously co-founded the acclaimed Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (PICT) and served as the company’s Producing Artistic Director from 1996-2013. Under his leadership, PICT produced more than a hundred plays, festivals devoted to the plays of Samuel Beckett, John Millington Synge, Harold Pinter and Anton Chekhov, and two successful international tours. His many PICT productions as director include the 2012 productions of Lee Hall’s The Pitmen Painters, Chekhov’s Ivanov, and David Ives, The School for Lies, 2011 productions of David Mamet’s Race, and Alan Ayckbourn’s House & Garden (co-directed with Melissa Hill Grande), the 2010 productions of Shakespeare’s Othello, Pinter’s No Man’s Land, and Harold Brighouse’s, Hobson’s Choice and the 2009 productions of Alan Bennett’s, The History Boys and Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Other PICT directing credits include Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Henry IV, and Julius Caesar, the world premier of Thomas Kilroy’s Henry (after Pirandello), Chekhov’s The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, Brian Friel’s Faith Healer and The Aristocrats, and David Hare’s Stuff Happens and Via Dolorosa. Andrew’s 2002 production of Faith Healer starring Bingo O’Malley played to acclaim in thirteen venues in Ireland and Northern Ireland and he appeared as an actor in the 2003 production of Shaw’s Major Barbara which performed 13 sold-out shows at the Galway Arts Festival and transferred to Dublin for three weeks of performances at the Pavilion Theatre.
In 2008, he directed and collaborated with David Hare on the non-English language premier of Stuff Happens at the Teatr Slaski in Katowice, Poland. He has taught acting at Duquesne University and directing at Carnegie Mellon University, served as a panelist for the Theatre Communications Group and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is a proud Board member of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre. In 2010, Andrew was a featured speaker at the World Theatre Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.
In 2013, Andrew co-founded the Phoenix Theatre, where he directed their acclaimed production of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange. He recently directed a sold-out, extended run of The School for Lies, David Ives’ adaptation of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, at the Northcoast Repertory Theatre in San Diego, and a workshop of Edward Ravenscroft’s The London Cuckolds at Los Angeles’ classic repertory company, Antaeus Theatre.
Our Volunteers are critical to our success. Many thanks to those of you who have already given of your valuable time to help get Kinetic Theatre off the ground. If you are interested in volunteering with us to take tickets and hand out playbills, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org