Andrea McKenzie is a Scottish actor who trained at Edinburgh College and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She has worked in theatres and outdoor venues across Scotland and North America. Select press:
“The most striking acting came from Andrea McKenzie” (EdFringeReview.com)
“she fizzles with dark forces and storm bringing nastiness” (AllEdinburghTheatre)
“this cheeky wee besom McKenzie manages to induce more laughter than one could reasonably expect” (Edinburgh Guide)
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Andrea has written several plays for adults and children. Her play Aye or No about the Scottish Independence Referendum through the eyes of primary school kids was described as a ‘Must see’ by the Edinburgh Evening News. Dark comedy/drama After Party about dysfunctional parents falling out of the club scene and falling out with each other was shortlisted for the Scottish Short Play Awards. She was a mentored playwright selected by Playwrights Studio Scotland where she wrote her current play Butterflies. Set at the turn of the last millennium, the play explores raising a child when the odds are stacked against you and what it takes to cling onto hope through the darkest times. Containing elements of movement and dance and set to an upbeat soundtrack of 90s happy hardcore, house and trance.
As a graduate of Girls Rock School Edinburgh, Andrea’s powerful vocals at the helm of all female rock bands have been raising the roof and smashing glass ceilings across Central Scotland. A versatile performer she also enjoys traditional Scottish music and has performed works by Hamish Henderson in The Radical Road at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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