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Beverly Andrews is a director, playwright and documentary director. This year she directed A sheep Chase for the Global Arab Women Female Voices at Rich Mix, she directed the Polly Pocket and the Mum for The Female Edit at The Chapel Playhouse, along with a stage reading of Angels also at the Chapel Playhouse. She is a recipient of the 2017 Alfred Fagon Award Bursary.  Her play Love Bites made its premier at New York’s 2016 Dream Up Festival.   Her play Circles – Michael’s Story appeared at New York’s Emerging Artists Theatre, New Voices Series (the entire four story cycle was showcased in London) the piece made the long list of The Alfred Fagon Award.  

Her play Septimus Severus, Rome’s African Emperor was a runner-up for the Alfred Fagan award and her play Annawon’s Song was short-listed by the Sundance Theatre lab and runner up for the 2014 for the Alfred Fagan award.  Annawon’s Song will also make its World premier at the Vaults Festival.  Her play about September 11 appeared at the Women’s Playwright International conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Her play on the Asian suffragette Sophia Duleep Singh, called Sophia was recorded as part of the Forgotten Women project and is available now on Spotify.  The play was also performed in Bhutan at the country’s first private college, the Royal Thimpu College, as part their celebration of their ten year founding.  The piece will appear next year in London at Tara Arts Theatre in May has part of their I’ll Say it Again festival of women’s work.  Her play Baghdad Othello has been produced as a Zoom reading for Around the World in Eighty Plays, a fundraiser for the Globe Theatre and was the closing full length productions.

 

Her piece on the actress Hattie McDaniel called Hattie will be published as part of The Female Gaze project, a theatre piece which will be touring in 2020 and will focus on the work of women in Hollywood. 

 

Her documentary about the work of Arcola Theatre, “I am Going to Make a Miracle” has appeared in film festivals around the world, including Berlin, Greece, London, Rome, Mumbai and Washington.  I am Going to Make a Miracle won the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke film festival jury prize for special mention documentary in Delhi.  “I am Going to Make a Miracle” was also bought by Sky Arts and is now a global education resource at Alexander Street Press.  Her play on the refugee crisis Awa’s Journey is set to make its New York premier at the Pulitzer Prize winning Theatre for a New City in 2021.