Andrea Moon  |  Breakout Session

"Writing Outside Desire"

About this session: An enormous amount of theatrical representation of women seems to revolve around or is motivated by a woman's romantic relationships. While romantic desire is a compelling motivator there are myriad other powerful actants in the female-identifying life journey. This workshop will lead participants through writing exercises that delve deeply into the complex relationships outside of desire that motivate women in the world.

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About Andrea

Andrea Moon is the head of Theatre Studies and an Associate Professor teaching dramatic literature and movement for the actor at the University of Northern Colorado. Her written work has been published by Dramatic Publishing, Applause Books, New York Theatrical Experience, Austin Scriptworks, The Cleveland Playhouse Spotlight, eclectica online literary journal and Salvage Vanguard Press. Her newest full length play, The Transmigration of a High-Wire Act, was workshopped by the Apprentice Company at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Her theatrical work has been produced at small theatres and Universities across the country as well as in England, Italy and China.

In 2016 she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for best choreography in Suzan Zeder’s When She Had Wings at Imagination Stage. Andrea holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Colorado Boulder. Andrea is also an aerialist who received her aerial training from Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre, Susan Murphy at the Marsh Studio and various professional aerialists at the International Aerial Dance Festival. She is a member of Pacific Performance Project’s Studio Collective and teaches aerial silks at Limelight Fitness in Fort Collins.

Samples of her work can be found at