Artistic Director, Yendor Theatre Company, Newark, NJ

Major: English

Minors: Theatre Arts and Spanish

Andrew co-founded the Yendor Theatre Company (YTC) in 2016 with the late Drew theatre arts professor Rodney Gilbert (Yendor is Rodney spelled backwards) because he felt Newark was lacking good theatre. Through Andrew’s direction, YTC is dedicated to developing, producing, and celebrating plays by Black and brown writers. Andrew is an educator, actor, director, and arts administrator from Newark, where he spent seven years as a history teacher. Building on his experience working closely with young Black and brown men, he founded Reclaiming Our Crowns to closely work with educators and schools to ideate antiracist culturally responsive strategies in schools.