Andy Rassler

Andy Rassler

Andy is a theatre teacher and director living in Concord, NC. Having experienced theatre from the womb, Andy comes by all aspects of theatre naturally and is currently exploring playwriting as an extension of her devotion and passion for acting and directing. Andy is a teacher, writer, actor, director, musician, and devoted wife and mother. Basic mission of playwriting: Spread the message of acceptance, non...
Andy is a theatre teacher and director living in Concord, NC. Having experienced theatre from the womb, Andy comes by all aspects of theatre naturally and is currently exploring playwriting as an extension of her devotion and passion for acting and directing. Andy is a teacher, writer, actor, director, musician, and devoted wife and mother. Basic mission of playwriting: Spread the message of acceptance, non-judgement, love, and the amazing quirky thing that is life.

Plays

  • If She Believes
    Sophia is in the last stages of her battle with cancer and her daughter, Bree, finds herself needing to hire an in-home care-giver. Thinking she is that care-giver, Bree invites Trinity into their home only to find out Trinity is not who she thinks she is. So, who is Trinity? Sophia seems taken with her, drawn to her, and may even believe she is...could she be...divine? Tensions build as the always-skeptical...
    Sophia is in the last stages of her battle with cancer and her daughter, Bree, finds herself needing to hire an in-home care-giver. Thinking she is that care-giver, Bree invites Trinity into their home only to find out Trinity is not who she thinks she is. So, who is Trinity? Sophia seems taken with her, drawn to her, and may even believe she is...could she be...divine? Tensions build as the always-skeptical Bree confronts Sophia about Trinity, building to a catastrophic event that leaves them all shaken.
  • Ashes
    Three years after a community theatre experienced a tragic opening-night fire, the spirits of the company remain trapped in the ashes and those left behind are still grappling with their loss. What is the key to moving on for the living and the dead?
  • In the Jungle
    In the Jungle centers around a social worker, Beth, and the home she and her husband Gabe manage in Anytown, USA. Dealing with issues ranging from OCD to autism, this play takes the four residents of this home through a variety of human experiences such as job interviews and birthday parties, but always with the slant of perspective that comes with handling these issues along with the challenge of a handicap...
    In the Jungle centers around a social worker, Beth, and the home she and her husband Gabe manage in Anytown, USA. Dealing with issues ranging from OCD to autism, this play takes the four residents of this home through a variety of human experiences such as job interviews and birthday parties, but always with the slant of perspective that comes with handling these issues along with the challenge of a handicap. Added to the stress of these challenges is the fact that Beth and Gabe are facing financial crisis and may lose the mortgage on the home, making these residents’ futures even more uncertain. Prejudices of neighbors heighten the tension as we all wait with baited breath, always hoping for the best outcome for these lovable characters.


    In the vein of the classic ‘Boys Next Door’, this play tackles issues of vulnerable adults as they celebrate birthdays, fight prejudices of the world, and sometimes just throw a few waffles at each other. Mixing heart-breaking moments with meaningful and joyful climaxes, this play celebrates and explores the lives of those around us that have extra challenges just to live.
  • Bless Me, Father
    Suspicions and innuendo reign as a new parishioner joins the parish quilting group. Who is this new woman?
    What is her agenda? And what is going on between her and the parish priest?
    The women of Our Lady of Perpetual Help quilting group are thrown into chaos when a new woman comes on the scene and seems very chummy with their beloved priest.
  • Divine Intervention
    Father Sebastian is having a priestly mid-life crisis. His sermons are suffering, he's not visiting the sick of his parish, missing meetings--his flock is noticing. His long-time friend and sacristan, Martha, intervenes by writing some sermons for him, sermons Father Sebastian believes are coming from the Lord himself. Under a suspicious watching eye of a younger priest, presumably sent by the Bishop to...
    Father Sebastian is having a priestly mid-life crisis. His sermons are suffering, he's not visiting the sick of his parish, missing meetings--his flock is noticing. His long-time friend and sacristan, Martha, intervenes by writing some sermons for him, sermons Father Sebastian believes are coming from the Lord himself. Under a suspicious watching eye of a younger priest, presumably sent by the Bishop to observe, Father Sebastian negotiates this crisis, the unexpected help, and a surprise betrayal all before facing an extreme personal crisis of his own.
  • A Foot and a Half
    Family of a hit-and-run victim morph from the present-day waiting room in the hospital to their memories with her. As the play progresses, we learn who this victim is, what she valued, and how she lived her life. Ultimately, the family must make the hardest decision there is.
  • B. C.
    With a definite nod to ancient Greek theatre, a choral ode leads into a cataclysmic day in the life of slaves and their Queen in ancient Greece. After hearing a panicked slave deliver news from the oracle: 'on this very day all life with cease,' a group of slaves splinters into factions trying to decide what to do with the little time they have left. Queen Ligeia appears and, after finding no...
    With a definite nod to ancient Greek theatre, a choral ode leads into a cataclysmic day in the life of slaves and their Queen in ancient Greece. After hearing a panicked slave deliver news from the oracle: 'on this very day all life with cease,' a group of slaves splinters into factions trying to decide what to do with the little time they have left. Queen Ligeia appears and, after finding no solutions, leads the group of slaves to find their own way to make the best use of their last hours. The oracle has never been wrong before, so...
  • Breathe.
    Our main character dives into a lake and possibly breaks his/her neck. Three different parts of the person's psyche interact as the person struggles to avoid drowning.
  • Clothes-Minded
    A load of white laundry is thrown into chaos when a colored sock is accidentally thrown in. Tensions rise as the white laundry does its best to keep its distance from the intruder.
  • Dante's Inferno Six
    Two receptionists at the sixth level of Dante's Inferno check people in for their eternal punishment. We soon find out they are each other's true Hell.
  • Kiss a Squid
    Clarice's pet ferret, Hitler, has passed from this world. This event drives Clarice to implore her co-workers at a dead-end job to break out of their mundane routines and live!
  • Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins
    A king and queen are having trouble conceiving an heir to their throne. A peasant prophetess tells the queen that she will find two flowers under her bed: she is to eat the beautiful flower and leave the ugly flower alone. The queen, seeing beauty in both flowers, eats them both and they are given two heirs, Tatterhood (lively, vivacious) and Kalliope (gentle, fair). After a mischevious band of hobgoblins...
    A king and queen are having trouble conceiving an heir to their throne. A peasant prophetess tells the queen that she will find two flowers under her bed: she is to eat the beautiful flower and leave the ugly flower alone. The queen, seeing beauty in both flowers, eats them both and they are given two heirs, Tatterhood (lively, vivacious) and Kalliope (gentle, fair). After a mischevious band of hobgoblins turn Kalliope into a cow, the girls set off on a quest to restore Kalliope to her former beauty. This story is loosely based on a Norwegian fairy tale and explores the expectations of beauty in a humorous way.
  • The Queen's ServANTS
    A colony of ants is in the midst of their mundane search for the Queen's food when another ant bursts in, telling them of an amazing, wonderful, beautiful bowl of sugar just 'down the road, past the pond, through the forest, and up a little hill.' Inspired to take a chance on an adventure, the colony sets off and, along the way, discovers what life might really be all about.
  • Under the Sea
    An adventurous young amoeba breaches the shore—again—searching for a new kind of life. His family
    doesn’t understand, his peer amoeba judge and ridicule him and his grandma just doesn’t get the youth of today. (or does she?) Will he stay the course and find new life in the universe?
  • Walt Grace
    Walt is just a regular guy living a regular life. After observing a tumultuous 1960s world, Walt decides to build a submarine and attempt a quest across the ocean, alone. This play, narrated by Walt, reveals the impact his decision has on his family, friends, and even the librarians where he checked out his submarine book.
  • Dear Stephen
    While cleaning out her mother’s house for a yard sale in preparation for moving her to a nursing home, a frazzled daughter finds a jarring letter and tries to learn the truth.
  • Star of Wonder
    One of the wise men's wives stops by the get a drink of water; the daughter living there wants to explore the bright star in the sky.
  • Terrorizing Frankenstein
    A witch, clown, and vampire prepare to carry out revenge on Frankenstein.
  • The Other Side
    Two feuding members of a Catholic congregation come face-to-face in the confessional.
  • Fire and Rain
    Two friends visit a cafe in rural NC and think they have a James Taylor sighting.
  • I'll Bet You Didn't Know
    The girls have a birthday outing at the local bar, 'The Green Mile.'
  • The Pearly Gates
    Shirley manages the check-in desk for 'The Shirley Gates'--a low-budget version of the Pearly Gates.
  • In the Jungle (One-Act version)
    Beth tries to make Maggie's birthday a positive day while trying to negotiate the problems of special-needs clients in her home.
  • Number 10
    A really good friend drags her bestie to an audition, which turns in to the time of her life.
  • Marcel Marceau's Acting Class
    Marie Antoinette and Quasimodo take an acting class from classic mime, Marcel Marceau.
  • Off the Vine
    Three pumpkins find themselves in the back of Farmer Brown's truck--would staying put or escaping save their lives?