Specialties: General Theatre, Musical Theatre, Improvisation
Languages: English, French
Andrew Chandler is an actor, director, improviser, playwright, dancer, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Halifax. He has performed on stages across Nova Scotia, and across Canada. He has taught and mentored classes of all ages, and aims to foster a sense of play and discovery through his work. As an actor he has performed with Ship’s Company Theatre (Habit of Murder), Two Planks and a Passion Theatre (The Miracle Man, Dustbowl Joan), Up The Hill Theatre (30/60, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind – 2014 Merritt winner: Outstanding Emerging Production), Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre (Funny Money, The Three Munschketeers, Peter Pan), Shakespeare by the Sea (Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Treasure Island), TheatreSpeak ([title of show]), Neptune Theatre (Mesa), and DaPoPo Theatre (So… What About Love?, The Halifax Hearings, Four Actors in Search of a Nation). As a playwright and composer, he has co-written Going Down with Ann Doyle, the musical So… What About Love? with Garry Williams and Amy Reitsma, and 30/60 with Up the Hill Theatre, as well as a number of collective creations with DaPoPo Theatre. He is a regular performer with Make ‘Em Ups Improv Company, and has taught several workshops in improvisation. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in Percussion from Mount Allison University, and a Diploma in Musical Theatre – Performance from Sheridan Institute. Andrews theatrical interests include Shakespeare, Improvisation, music and Musical Theatre, and writing. He loves pizza.