Is a Puerto Rican director, actor, and teaching artist based in New York. He graduated from The New School for Drama with a degree in MFA Directing. His early studies were at the University of Puerto Rico with a degree in both Architecture and Drama. During his studies, Andrés was recognized by the university with awards in both directing and set design. In 2010, he created his own production company, Arte Zanquia’o, where he directed, produced, and acted in a variety of performances that ranged from improv shows to original works. The success of his company would capture the attention of the most prestigious theaters in Puerto Rico, who invited Andrés to lend his directing talents to their new play development programs. In New York, he joined the creative team of Teatro LATEA, where he founded a resident theater company called Teatro 220, which has already won HOLA, LATA and ACE awards. As an actor he has played roles like Jaques (As You Like It), Lyngstrand (The Lady from the Sea), Afilador (Ligazón) and Macbeth. His Assistant Directing credits include, working with Laura Savia on Artney Jackson at Williamstown Theatre Festival and Christopher Liam Moore on Hairspray The Musical at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His work as an artist has been seen in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In New York at The Tank, NYU Tisch Musical Theatre, LATEA Theater, The New School for Drama, The Cherry Lane Theater and many more. In July 2019 he was awarded with the 2019/2020 Clubbed Thumb Theater Directing Fellowship in New York. He recently joined Rybin Talent & Studio of Drama as Theatre Teacher in Manhattan.
“I look forward to exploring, expanding, and physicalizing the essence of the text to highlight the character’s states of mind. My work provoke the audience to submerge into the darkest and purest places of the psyches of each character and the play.”