Andrew G. Cooper is a queer Canadian director, playwright, and performer. They hold their Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Thompson Rivers University and are the recipient of the Kamloops Mayor’s Emerging Artist Award. They won two awards for Outstanding Choreography for their work in Musical Theatre with the Academy of Dance and are now the founding Artistic Producer of Jupiter Theatre. As a director and theatre artist, Andrew’s focus is on the creation of new works with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary art and storytelling through non-verbal mediums such as movement, puppetry, mask, and stage combat.
Andrew has been fortunate to work at incredible companies such as Western Canada Theatre, Project X Theatre, Tranquille Tunnel Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Citadel Theatre, and Theatre: Calgary. As a playwright, their work has been produced across the country from British Columbia to Ontario as well as in Sydney, Australia and Chicago, Il. For Jupiter Theatre, they wrote and directed The Robber Bridegroom in 2019. Andrew is a lover of astronomy and animals and is very excited to be making theatre with an incredible group of artists at Jupiter Theatre.