Andy Colpitts


Andy Colpitts is a theatre artist and scholar from the hills of northern New England. He holds a BA from Brown University in Theatre & Performance Studies and Comparative Literature and an MA in Performing and Media Arts from Cornell University. His scholarly interests include rural identity, political theatre, nostalgia, and popular performance.

As a theatre maker, Andy is a puppeteer, director, playwright, and burlesque dancer (stage name La-Di-Da). He trained at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He has toured nationally with the Bread & Puppet Theatre and regionally with the Vermont PuppeTree. Most recently, he collaborated with British composer Michael Wookey on an original musical entitled The Family Copoli: a post-apocalyptic burlesque and repopulation play, which premiered in 2019 at the Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury, Vermont and was produced by PMA in Spring 2023.

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