Andrea Urice is a senior lecturer and director in the Performing Arts Department. Urice teaches acting, directing and creativity courses. She has served as an instructor for the 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 Wallace's The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Churchill's Cloud Nine, Mee's Big Love , Beckett's Endgame , Sontag's Alice in Bed , Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth and the premiere productions of American Storm, Kid Peculiar and civil disobedience by playwright-in-residence Carter W. Lewis. During the 2008-09 season Urice directed the premiere of Candlestick Park by Elizabeth Birkenmeier, winner of Washington University's A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Award. Directing credits for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis include premieres of Carter Lewis' plays Evie's Waltz and Ordinary Nation, productions that garnered multiple Kevin Kline Award nominations. In addition Urice has directed two 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. She has served as guest director and/or teacher at the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts, the University of Virginia, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Luther College and Elmhurst College. Urice received her MFA in Drama (directing emphasis) from the University of Virginia where she was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow.