Andrea Assaf, founding Artistic Director of Art2Action Inc., is an acclaimed performer, writer, director, and cultural organizer. In addition to curating community-based programs in Tampa, Florida, Andrea tours nationally and internationally. 2015 performances of her original work, “Eleven Reflections on September,” include La MaMa ETC, The Apollo Theatre, and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Recent awards include: 2014 Princess Grace Foundation “Special Projects” Award, 2011 NPN Creation Fund commission, 2010 Princess Grace/Gant Gaither Theatre Award for Directing, 2007 Hedgebrook Residency for “women authoring change,” and 2004 Cultural Contact grant with Mujeres en Ritual Danza-Teatro. Andrea has a Masters degree in Performance Studies and a BFA in Acting, both from NYU. Former positions include Artistic Director of New WORLD Theatre (2004-09), and Program Associate for Animating Democracy (2001-04).
She currently serves on the Board of the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA), and is a voting board member of Alternate ROOTS. Andrea is also a member of RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers. For more information about Art2Action, please visit: https://art2action.org