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Andrea is a Jeff Award winning actress with memberships in Equity  Sag and VASTA. She holds an MFA in acting (Meisner and Linklater), and was a long time student of Uta Hagen. Andrea has performed in numerous productions in Chicago, as well as on the east coast. Her favorite roles include Little Red in Into the Woods, and Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She played Dawn in American pemeire of WRENS, by Anne McGravie, produced by the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, published by Dramatic Publishing. You may have seen her in Tide commercials (among others) or on CBS’s Early Edition. Her favorite commercial is "Rhino Pet" for the Denver Zoo. (link above)

 

She is a two time finalist with the Literary Magazine, Glimmertrain, her short Stories have been honored in the Open Fiction Contest, www.glimmertrain.org.

 

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With Journeyman director Daniel Lee

She is featured in the 2005 Indie Journeyman, which has recently won at the Twin Rivers Multimedia festival and was an Official Selection at the Idaho Panhandle International Film Festival.

You can see her biography on the internet movie data base, http://www.imdb.com/. She is featured in the Indie, The Paterson Manor, which will go to fesitvals in 2007-2008. Currently she is working on casting and coaching for the Indie http://www.lightasafeatherthemovie.com/ (2009-10)

 

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With her on screen son Sean Lee

She hosts a cable show entitled “Film Forum” broadcasting from Glendale Community College’s TV station. With intrepid cameraman Scot Stalnaker she covers the GCC Cowboy Tournament.

 

 

Andrea’s theatre career is multifaceted. She has worked as a casting director for features and commercials while running her own acting studio as well as working as “Chicago’s premiere private acting coach,” as she became known in the wilds of Chicago. She chronicled her ideas in her own column in Chicago’s theatre trade paper, PerformInk. All of this going on while she was acting on stage and TV.

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With Claudia at The Raven Theatre in Chicago

Glendale Concert Singers Website here.

Andrea sings with the Glendale Concert Singers, of Glendale, Ca, check out the concert schedule!

 

 

 

 

She feels greatly influenced, as a teacher and actress, by her late mentor Uta Hagen, and by her Linklater voice teacher, Claudia Anderson of DePaul University.

 

 

As a writer Andrea studies through the Gotham Writer’s Workshop and is a reader for the literary magazine Eclipse, published for Glendale Community College, CA. She is a two time finalist in Glimmertrain's Fiction Open Contest. Her original piece After The Ball, has been in production in Colorado, her original monologues and scenes are used by her private students, Ensemble Theatre Productions, and by students at the Raven Theatre Workshops and the Aurora Fox Theatre Education Outreach program.

 

Andrea's original theatre exercises for the public speaking classroom and oral interpretation performance are currently being published in a special edition of Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices by O'Hair, Stewart, Bedford/St. Martins.

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With GCC Theatre Chair Melissa Randel

Watch Andrea's Voice Class Promo!

Andrea teaches acting and voice.  At Glendale Community College she coaches and teaches for the Theatre and Speech Divisions. She is an assistant coach to the award winning Speech Team newly formed in 2005. In June 2007 six of her students took medals in the GCC Intramural Speech Competition.

 

In Spring 2008, for the third year in a row Andrea's Speech Students at GCC swept the Intramural tournament in Informative and Persuasive Speaking! SIX of the top seven students placing 1st-3rd in Persuasive were her students and THREE of the top seven in Informative were her students!  Now that's a SWEEP!Congrats to all those who competed, you are talented and most of all DEDICATED!

 

She offers campus wide vocal production workshops and private voice instruction including dialect reduction (with great respect for culture). You can see her on the Theatre website for GCC. As of Fall 08 Andrea has stopped teaching Speech so she can focus on her Theatre students, writing, and other studies!

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Voice Coaching Waiting for Lefty

 

She is a professional acting, voice and dialect coach offering indivdiual sessions and master class or workshop formats. She also teaches presentation skills and vocal skills to Studios, such as Nickelodeon in Burbank, as well as businesses and colleges.

 

Andrea is consistently nominated for and listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who of American Educators. In 2007she was been awarded the University of Texas at Austion NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award and she is a nominee for The Glendale College Academic Senate Award for Exceptional Adjunct Faculty, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre.

 

 

Andrea is a Reiki Master and Intuitive.

Andrea lives in Southern California with her husband Chris Tickner, MFT PhDc Somatic Psychology