Andy Colpitts

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Andy Colpitts is a theatre artist, translator and scholar from northern New Hampshire. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Performing & Media Arts at Cornell University. His scholarly interests include rural theatre and spectatorship, popular performance, and queer meaning-making. He received a BA from Brown University with a double major in Theatre Arts & Performance Studies and Comparative Literature. His translation of the novella In Life by Belgian author Eugène Savitzkaya was awarded the Rosalie Colie Prize in Comparative Literature and has been published by Quale Press. 

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