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Andrus Nichols


Andrus Nichols | Artistic Director

Andrus Nichols is an award winning actress, arts leader, and community builder. She has been recognized by numerous organizations in multiple cities across the country for her work on stage, including: Helen Hayes, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, The OBIES, The IRNES, Eliot Norton, Off-Broadway Alliance, Broadway World, and The Jeff Awards.  She was the Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Off Broadway company, Bedlam, where she originated many roles including the title role in George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, which she performed over 500 times in theatres up and down the East coast. She worked with Ivo Van Hove on the National Tour of the Young Vic production of A View From The Bridge which played at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA, The Kennedy Center in DC, and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Her most recent film project, South Mountain, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Andrus has a BA in Comparative Literature from Bard College, and a Masters of Social Welfare from SUNY Albany.

SELECTED CREDITS: Off Broadway: The Saintliness of Margery Kempe (The Duke, Austin Pendleton, dir.), Sense & Sensibility (Bedlam; Drama League nomination, Best Revival; Off Broadway Alliance Award winner), Hamlet, Saint Joan (Bedlam; Lucille Lortel nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress; Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Revival). Other New York: The Seagull, What You Will and Twelfth Night (all with Bedlam); They Promised Her the Moon (Theatre at St. Clement’s), The Libertine (The Chernuchin Theatre). Regional: A Lesson from Aloes (Hartford Stage, Darko Tresnjak, dir.), Ivo Van Hove’s A View From The Bridge (The Kennedy Center/The Ahmanson Theatre/The Goodman Theatre; Jeff Award nomination, Outstanding Performer); Hamlet, Saint Joan (Bedlam/Olney Theater Center/Central Square Theater; Helen Hayes and Elliot Norton nominations, Outstanding Lead Actress; IRNE Award, Outstanding Visiting Performer); Hamlet (title role), Iphigenia and Other Daughters (We Players/Alcatraz Island); others. Film: The Fiction, Wash Song (New Orleans Film Festival Grand Jury Finalist), and South Mountain (SXSW Grand Jury Award Finalist; Hilary Brougher, dir). TV: “Rise,” “The Blacklist.”