Andie Arthur

Andie Arthur

Andie Arthur is the co-founding Artistic Director of Lost Girls Theatre, the executive director of the South Florida Theatre League, a contributor to the nationally recognized theatre blog 2amtheatre, and the east Florida regional representative of the Dramatists Guild. She is a graduate of the BFA Playwriting Program at DePaul University and a 2008 participant in the Kennedy Center’s Summer Playwriting...
Andie Arthur is the co-founding Artistic Director of Lost Girls Theatre, the executive director of the South Florida Theatre League, a contributor to the nationally recognized theatre blog 2amtheatre, and the east Florida regional representative of the Dramatists Guild. She is a graduate of the BFA Playwriting Program at DePaul University and a 2008 participant in the Kennedy Center’s Summer Playwriting Intensive. She is a freelance new play dramaturg, having worked with Florida Stage, City Theatre, and The Naked Stage as well as with local playwrights. Arthur’s plays include In Common Hours (finalist for the 2005 David Mark Cohen Award), Dueling Edwards (finalist for City Theatre’s 2012 National Short Play Contest), Dinner at the End of the World, Abacus Jones: Boy Detective, A Girl’s Guide to Saving the Universe, The Secret of the Biological Clock, and Outcasts of Eden. Her work has been seen at Lost Girls Theatre, New Theatre, The Alliance Theatre Lab, The Naked Stage, The Theatre School at DePaul University, Marquette University, GableStage, and Chicago Dramatists.

Plays

  • Juliet Among the Changelings
    When she was a baby, Juliet’s mother gave her up to a magical creature for everything her heart desired. At 17 years old, Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds – the normal mundane world of school and the magical world of the women who raised her. Now Lavinia, one of the changelings that raised her, has a plan to get back to the fairy world. Except Juliet isn’t entirely sure she wants to go...
    When she was a baby, Juliet’s mother gave her up to a magical creature for everything her heart desired. At 17 years old, Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds – the normal mundane world of school and the magical world of the women who raised her. Now Lavinia, one of the changelings that raised her, has a plan to get back to the fairy world. Except Juliet isn’t entirely sure she wants to go – because her friend, the foul-mouthed rebel Miranda has a plan for her to find her birth mother. Before the Winter Solstice, Juliet must figure out who she really is – human, fairy, or something else. Juliet Among the Changelings explores issues of identity in adolescence through Celtic myths about changelings and fairies, specifically drawing from the Scottish Ballad Tam Lin.
  • Rev. Nathaniel's Daughter
    Abigail Parker, daughter of the celebrated, late Rev. Nathaniel Parker, is returning to her hometown in Ohio after attempting suicide. Back at home, she finds herself attending services at her father's old Unitarian Universalist Church, where she is drawn to the new minister, Rev. Miriam. However, the congregation hasn't warmed up to Rev. Miriam in the same way Abigail has. As the congregation tears...
    Abigail Parker, daughter of the celebrated, late Rev. Nathaniel Parker, is returning to her hometown in Ohio after attempting suicide. Back at home, she finds herself attending services at her father's old Unitarian Universalist Church, where she is drawn to the new minister, Rev. Miriam. However, the congregation hasn't warmed up to Rev. Miriam in the same way Abigail has. As the congregation tears itself apart over its relationship with their minister, Abigail is forced to make a choice between an idealized past and an uncertain future. Rev. Nathaniel's Daughter is a drama about issues of power and privilege in congregational life, chosen family, depression, and Christmas Eve Services that are too Jesus-y. Previously Titled Such Tremendous Faith
  • Dinner at the End of the World
    The Apocalypse is nigh and the Four Horsemen are about ready to have their final meal together before the end at the only restaurant still open. A Denny’s in Moscow, Idaho. What happens when the harbingers of the End of Days get cold feet?
  • Dueling Edwards
    Edward Rochester (from Jane Eyre) and Edward Cullen (from Twilight) battle for the mind and affection of a sixteen year old reader.
  • The Secret of the Biological Clock
    Sixteen-year-old Jasmine’s father has gone missing – but Jasmine just knows that she can convince former teen detective Eleanor Dawson to come out of retirement, she will be able to find him. The Secret of the Biological Clock is a whimsical riff on what happens to our favorite teen detectives when they grow up.
  • Outcasts of Eden
    In 1637, Mary Dyer has left the only home she has ever known to come to a New Eden in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where she befriends and follows outlaw preacher, Anne Hutchinson. As Hutchinson’s preaching tears the colony apart, will Mary follow her heart or her community?
  • In Common Hours
    Set at the cusp of the Civil War, In Common Hours tells the story of Louisa May Alcott’s unrequited love for Henry David Thoreau and her quest to find her own place in a patriarchal society that does not value female intelligence, years before she wrote Little Women.