Andi Chapman, MFA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Theater Arts

Phone: (626) 815-5035
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Biography

Born in New York City, Ms. Chapman is an Director, Actor, Educator. She is the Associate Artistic Director of The Ebony Repertory Theatre. Her Directing credits include: The Critically Acclaimed Native Son Anteaus & Kirk Douglas Theatre, Garnering Best Director nominations (Stage Raw & Broadway World). Ebony Repertory Theatre's The Gospel at Colonus, which garnered 14 Ovation Nominations, including Best Play & Best Play Direction, and won NAACP Theatre Awards 2016 Best Production. Others include The Abuelas also at the Anteaus theatre, Mockingbird, As it is in Heaven, The Ninth Wave, The Actor's Co- op Steel Magnolias, for which she garnered a Best Director Award, The Dutchman, A Summer Memory, and a host of others.

Film: The award winning short films Memorial Street, Elijah’s Song, and Why? As an Actress Her Television, film, stage credits include How to get away with Murder, Criminal Minds, NCIS, SMLF, Chance, Shameless, Dexter, 24, Six Feet Under, Short Cuts, The Lower Depths, and Blood Wedding. She is currently The Center Theatre Group Program Advisor/ Coaching artist for August Wilson' National Monologue Competition.

A Professor of various universities she is currently teaching Acting at Azusa Pacific University. Ms. Chapman graduated Cum Laude with a BFA Davis Center for the Performing Arts at the City College of New York, and MFA from the the Yale School of Drama. An alumna of The American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Lincoln Centers Director’s Lab.

She is a proud member of the SDC.

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Yale School of Drama
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, City College of New York

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Theater Arts

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Acting for the Screen