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, and faculty at New World School of the Arts. She’s a graduate of the playwriting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University and an alum of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Playwright Development Program and 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, and faculty at New World School of the Arts. She’s a graduate of the playwriting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University and an alum of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Playwright Development Program and the Kennedy Center’s Summer Playwriting Intensive. She also works as a freelance new play dramaturg having worked with Florida Stage, City Theatre, FIU’s The Greenhouse, and The Naked Stage as well as with individual 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), Choose Your Own Adventure: The Lost Chapter, Dinner at the End of the World, Juliet Among the Changelings, Rev. Nathaniel’s Daughter, She Flies with Her Own Wings, 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 produced at Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Lost Girls Theatre, MicroTheater Miami, New Theatre, The Alliance Theatre Lab, Marquette University, and The Theatre School at DePaul University.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Louisa has a secret. One that even her beloved sisters haven’t figured out yet. She’s in love. Except she’s in love with the one person who is likely to never love her back. Set at the cusp of the Civil War, In Common Hours is a Chekhovian look at Louisa May Alcott, who existed on the outskirts of the Transcendentalist movement long before she became a beloved novelist.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Lost Chapter
    Nora Smith was an ordinary woman... or so she thought before she opened the book and found herself on a magical adventure. Will she choose to battle an evil foe on a spaceship or tell her crush in accounting about her feelings? Turn to page 76 to find out.
  • She Flies With Her Own Wings
    A young girl hides in the bathroom from her mothers, as she emotionally deals with an unexpected consequence of growing up -- growing a pair of wings.
  • Hope Makes Florescent Lights Moonlight
    A decade after their first kiss ended in an awkward parental mess -- Marie reaches out over zoom to connect with her first love.