Andrew writes for the page, stage, and screen. His writing has been published around the world and translated into 10 languages.
Andrew is the author of She Has A Name a stage play that had a critically acclaimed sold out World Premiere February 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, followed by a sold out run in Red Deer, Alberta in March of 2011. Burnt Thicket Theatre, in partnership with Raise Their Voice produced a 13 city cross-Canada tour of the play in 2012 that travelled from Halifax to Victoria.
His plays Shelter, Joseph and She Has A Name were official selections of Scripts At Work in Red Deer and have been granted workshops and public readings in Canada and the United States, including the 2008 Nextfest Festival of the Arts. She Has A Name was given the 2009 SAW/APN Award.
Andrew is currently developing two new plays, Delft Blue set during the Nazi occupation of Holland and We Are the Body about a political prisoner in a Soviet jail in 1950s Romania.
Andrew is also the author Ten Silver Coins: The Drylings of Acchora, Disappointed by Hope: Migrants and Refugees in Search of a Better Country, God/he a collection of poetry released in a limited edition hand-crafted book and now available as an ebook as well as So Far, a handcrafted chapbook. He is currently writing stories for a second edition of the DBH.
Andrew is a co-director of Unveil Studios, a production company he operates with his brothers Matthew and Daniel. With Unveil, Andrew co-executive produced E for Everyone: The Mouse and the Elephant, a feature length film that asks 9 questions of people all over the world in areas of extreme wealth and poverty. Unveil recently produced Daniel Kooman’s A Filmmaker’s Search for Revival and is currently in post-production work on The Ladder of My Life a documentary film about the true story of Monybany Minyang Dau , a former child soldier, and his journey back to Sudan. Andrew, with Unveil, is currently developing a new feature film.
Andrew speaks and teaches on a variety of subjects, including creativity and justice issues through his work with Raise Their Voice, a non-profit organization he helped found in 2007 to creatively address justice issues. He has had the privilege to teach and speak in Kenya, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, England, the USA and Canada.
In 2012 Andrew was recognized by the Association of Alberta Colleges and Technical Institutes as an Outstanding Alumnus, and was given the Provincial Award Celebrating Excellence. Through the award Andrew has directed a the Raise Their Voice Leadership scholarship for future students at Red Deer College who demonstrate leadership, creativity and a commitment to helping others.