Andrea Urice

Andrea Urice

Teaching Professor of Drama
Director of Undergraduate Studies of Drama
research interests:
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Creativity Studies

contact info:

office hours:

  • By appointment​

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    CB 1108
    ONE BROOKINGS DR.
    ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Andrea Urice teaches acting, directing and creativity courses. She has served as an instructor for the Shakespeare's Globe Summer Program in London, and she is a recipient of University College’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Andrea Urice is a teaching professor of drama in the Performing Arts Department (PAD). Urice teaches directing, acting and creativity courses. She is one of the rotating faculty members/co-directors in Washington University’s Shakespeare’s Globe Summer Program in London. Urice is a recipient of Washington University’s College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. 

PAD directing credits include Letts’ August: Osage County, Churchill’s Love and Information and Cloud Nine, Gurira’s Eclipsed, Sater and Sheik’s Spring Awakening, Mee’s Big Love, Beckett’s Endgame, Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth, Wallace’s The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek as well as production winners of the university’s A.E. Hotchner Playwriting AwardUrice has directed five Washington University-commissioned plays by Playwright-in-Residence Carter W. Lewis.

Directing credits for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis include premieres of Lewis’ plays Evie’s Waltz and Ordinary Nation, productions that garnered multiple St. Louis award nominations. In addition, Urice directed several productions with the Repertory Theatre’s touring Imaginary Theatre Company. Other professional directing and dramaturgical credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee’s Theatre X, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman Theatre and Organic Theatre. 

Urice has served as guest director and/or teacher at the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts, the University of Virginia and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Urice received her MFA in Drama (directing emphasis) from the University of Virginia where she was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow.