Andi Chapman, MFA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Theater Arts
Phone: (626) 815-5035
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Andi Chapman is an actor, director, educator, and associate artistic director of The Ebony Repertory Theatre. She graduated with a BFA from the Davis Center for the Performing Arts at the City College of New York and a MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Her television, film, and stage credits include: Transparent, Switched at Birth, Glee, Dexter, 24, Six Feet Under, The Lower Depths, and Blood Wedding. Her directing credits include Ebony Repertory Theatre’s critically acclaimed The Gospel at Colonus, which garnered 14 Ovation Nominations in 2015. She also received the Best Director Award for the Actor’s Co-op production of Steel Magnolias and played a major role in award-winning short films, Memorial Street, Elijah’s Song, and Why? Chapman is the Center Theatre Group lead teaching artist for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition, an alumna of The American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, and a selected participant of the prestigious Lincoln Center Directors Lab.


  • 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