• CURRENT HAPPENINGS & EVENTS

    I'M IN AMSTERDAM!

    I will be in Amsterdam getting my Master in Sociology from August 2017-August 2018. My research will focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Society - you know, my favorite topics. I'm looking forward to connecting with the theatre and storytelling scene in Amsterdam and also looking forward to the many stories I will collect over the next year. Also, if you find yourself in Amsterdam - let's grab a drink!

     

     

    WHAT CRITICS & AUDIENCES ARE SAYING

    Bitter Lemons - http://socal.bitter-lemons.com/learn/article/3421

    "Andrea Schell is that friend of yours who is the life of the party. Entertaining, enthralling, smart, sexy, she can salvage the shoddiest dinner party by her mere presence...Schell is a dynamo as she relates her journey through some of continental Europe’s inviting capitals...She is engaging, rippling with vitality and sexuality."

     

    Audience

    "Fantastic! Vulnerable, hilarious, commanding, compelling..."

     

    "I have not laughed that hard in a really long time!"

     

    "I LOVED this show! It felt like being taken on a hilarious and joyful ride through Europe.​"

     

    "I was blown away with Andrea's storytelling skills and emotional connection."

     

    "The story was captivating. Andrea is beyond intriguing onstage​."

     

    To view the calendar of past performances, click here!

  • SEXY MAUS

    a coming of age at the age of 40 story

     

    For her big birthday, a single, jobless woman escapes overseas for three weeks and has one of those "Well, I had a sexual awakening and healed my sexual past in Europe" kind of experiences. This show premiered at The 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival to sold out houses and rave reviews.

    June 4th- June 25th @ The Hollywood Fringe - http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/3612

  • AN EXTREMELY ORDINARY GIRL

    if given the opportunity, what would you turn yourself into?

     

    I've been developing this show for quite some time now. I was Artist in Residence at WildAcres in North Carolina and made it through the first cut for funding from Creative Capital. I was also listed as an artist to watch on their "On Our Radar" list because of this piece. This piece is beautiful, moving, larger than life...and not done yet. I continue to plug away at it.

  • FROM SEVEN LAYERS TO A BIKINI TOP IN LESS THAN FIVE HOURS

    how do we balance the need to be perfect with the need to be

    a fully self-expressed woman?

     

    Seven Layers was developed through workshops at The Field in NYC. It has been performed either in pieces or in its entirety in NYC, LA, Bali, Washington DC and North Carolina over the past few years.

    A compilation of 5 minutes of the show.  The overarching theme is being perfect vs. simply being you. Other themes include being fat, being skinny, being old, being single, being a woman. It is funny. It is touching.  It has music, poetry, and movement. I love this show. 

    Segment of a talk back after the show with Santa Monica Rep Co-Founder, Sarah Gurfield.  

  • A FEW MONOLOGUES

    A baby sea lion has a unique encounter on the beach. 

    A naked ape tells a story. 

    Once I drove across the country while being addicted to Louise Hay.

    Lessons I learned from my future self.  

    A lesson about the four types of promises and what to do with them.

    i went to a Buddhist meditation once. i learned "i could die today." I've never been the same. 

    How waiting for a bus taught me how to wait for love. 

    Is high school over yet? 

  • WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING

    ABOUT ANDREA

    "She is a skilled, facile performer with a keen gift for accents and elastic facial expressions."

    DCist

     

    "By seizing each of her characters in full from the moment she becomes them she performs the theatrical magic trick of making us forget that this is one actor playing many roles so that we can focus on the story, and enter the fictive dream...it's good art."

    DC Theatre Scene

     

    "Compelling!"

    Examiner.com

     

    "Great timing!"

    surfsantamonica.com 

     

    "Count Andrea amongst the tiny handful of solo artists who can grab you by the lapels, pull you in, and get you to listen. It is a rare, honed skill."

      

    "Andrea weaves different perspectives of the feminine deftly, bringing forth aspects of culture and the female experience in ways that made me laugh until it hurt, and want to cry for the wounds we as women carry."

     

    "I had the rare opportunity of watching Andrea’s one woman show in the beautiful setting of Bali. She was funny, uplifting and oh so witty! I can’t wait to catch her show in Los Angeles! Don’t miss it!"

     

    "You laugh+cry with her yummy+delicious characters."

     

    "Andrea writes with the perfect blend of comedy and pathos."

  • PAST PERFORMANCES

    2017

    THE THANK YOU WORLD PROJECT

    www.thankyouworld.us

    After the amazing experience of the Women's March, a group of friends and I got together and sent out thank you cards to all the international sister marches. If you would like to send your own thank you card, go to www.thankyoucard.us for contact info and the cards!

     

    MONDAY, MARCH 13th - Performing at WriteClub - Topic: LEARN

     

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th - Host of SHINE - Fireside at The Miles @The Miles Playhouse

     

     

    2016

    SUNDAY, JULY 10th - SHINE Host - The Promenade Playhouse

     

    JUNE 4th-JUNE 25th - Sexy Maus @The Hollywood Fringe

     

    SUNDAY, APRIL 17th - SHINE at The Promenade Playhouse - Hosting and Monologuing

     

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd - Hosting SHINE! at Fireside at The Miles Playhouse

     

    2015

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 14th - WriteClub @Bootleg Theatre - Monologuing

     

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 7th - Max10 @Electric Lodge - Monologuing

     

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st & SATURDAY, AUGUST 22nd - Seven Layers - Raleigh Arts Collective

     

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th - Seven Layers - Private Residence/Charlotte

     

    SUNDAY, JULY 12th - Excerpt from Extremely Ordinary Girl at The Capital Fringe Cabaret Space

     

    JULY 10th-JULY 19th - Seven Layers at Capital Fringe

     

    SUNDAY, APRIL 19th - Hosting SHINE at Third Street Promenade Playhouse

     

    MONDAY, APRIL 6th - Storytelling at Max10 at The Electric Lodge

     

    FEBRUARY - Podcast Host for Shine Santa Monica

     

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th - Storytelling at BUSted

     

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th - Storytelling at The Moth Santa Monica

     

     

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 24th - Hosting a special edition of SHINE at Fireside at The Miles

     

     

    2014

     

    MID-NOVEMBER - ALL YOU MAGAZINE article on news stands - I was chosen for "BEST GIFT EVER" for a music video I made for my mother's 70th birthday. Watch it and enjoy here! Go here to view pix and the great article.

     

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31st - SEVEN LAYERS performance in United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC

     

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th - SEVEN LAYERS excerpt at the All For One October Salon in NYC

     

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd - STORYTELLING at WriteClub as part of Lit Crawl NoHo

     

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th - HOST Shine as part of the LA Storytelling Festival

     

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th - ALL YOU MAGAZINE photo shoot

     

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th - SEVEN LAYERS performance in Tembok, Bali

     

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st - Host SHINE

     

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th - Weekend writing intensive with Lauren Weedman

     

    MONDAY, AUGUST 11th - STORYTELLING at WriteClub

     

    SATURDAY, JULY 19TH - Weekend writing intensive with Lauren Weedman

     

    FRIDAY, JULY 18th - TIGER ORANGE World Premiere at The Ford

     

    THURSDAY, JULY 17th - STORYTELLING at SHINE

     

    THURSDAY, MAY 22nd - Judge Get Lit Classic Poetry Slam

     

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 14th - ADR for Tiger Orange

     

    MONDAY, MAY 5th - Wildacres Writing Residency

     

    THURSDAYS, APRIL 10th & 17th - Performances of SEVEN LAYERS as part of Santa Monica Rep Solo Series

     

    FRIDAY, APRIL 4th - Development class showing

     

    MARCH - Producing video for Empowher!

     

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th - STORYTELLING at Best of SHINE show

     

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th - Continue development classes at Writing Pad

     

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th - STORYTELLING at THE TRUNK SHOW

  • CONNECT WITH ME BABY!

    You can also find me online at:

    www.eatpraynormal.com - stories from Bali

    you can always call me too!

     

    310-902-1467