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Andrew Bailes

Andrew Bailes is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and director. He has had the pleasure of working with Chicago dell'Arte, the Ruckus, the side project, Steep Theater, Strawdog Theatre Company, Tympanic, and Victory Gardens. Film credits include No Resolution, directed by Tim Kasher. Andrew has twice performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, traveling to Scotland with Wishbone Theatre Collective and, most recently, Forks and Hope. As an improviser, Andrew has collaborated with the Annoyance and Chicago Improv Studio. He received an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Prior to UF, Andrew was a Resident Actor and Teaching Artist at Florida Studio Theater. He can also be found at www.andrew-bailes.com.

Blasting The Bachelors
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Blasting The Bachelors

Feminism and Cole Theatre’s Latest Production

12 July 2016

Andrew Bailes on the critical reception of The Bachelors, written by Caroline V. McGraw and directed by Erica Weiss in Chicago, Illinois. 

Breaking Through Bars
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Breaking Through Bars

The Bold Vision Behind Oracle Theatre’s The Hairy Ape

8 March 2016

Andrew Bailes interviews director Monty Cole about his all-male, all-black production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape in Chicago, Illinois.

The Gainesville - Chicago Improv Connection
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The Gainesville - Chicago Improv Connection

6 February 2016

Andrew Bailes describes the unlikely link between the Gainesville, Florida and Chicago, Illinois improv communities.

There Is a Wonder That There Is a Happiness That Morning Is Is
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There Is a Wonder That There Is a Happiness That Morning Is Is

26 January 2016

Andrew Bailes reviews Theater Oobleck’s production of There Is a Happiness That Morning Is by Mickle Maher.

Practicing Sincerity in the Creative Process
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Practicing Sincerity in the Creative Process

13 November 2015

Andrew Bailes encourages theatre artists to embrace sincerity in their work, rather than cynicism or irony.