Andrew Kramer was born in Omaha, NE and raised in Cleveland, OH. He is a 2010 graduate of Ball State University’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Most recently, he was a finalist for the Forward Flux Production’s Three New American Plays Commission. He was selected for the Downstage Left Playwriting Residency with Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, was a 2013 member of the Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theatre in New York, and was The Nord Playwriting Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre, where he developed his plays: CUT IT OUT, ARMATURE, CRYING FOR LIONS, and BRIDGE. He is also a former member of the Groundbreakers Playwrights’ Group with the terraNOVA Theatre Collective where he developed his play WHALES & SOULS. Andrew was a finalist for the 2050 Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop, a former Core Apprentice Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, as well as a two-time semi-finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival with his plays A MAP OF OUR COUNTRY (2010) and WE HAPPY ANIMALS (2011). Andrew served as Playwright‐in‐Residence at the Cairns Arts Festival in Queensland, Australia and his play, THE DOG(RUN) DIARIES, was shortlisted for the 2012 US/UK Old Vic New Voices. He is currently working on SKIN & BONES, a new American musical with composer Ben Clark, developed through the SigWorks Musical Theatre Lab at Signature Theatre, directed by Joe Calarco. Andrew is a two-time member of the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Repertory Theatre where he was mentored by playwright Steven Dietz and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright. His work has been seen in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn, Lincoln, Louisville, Nashville, Houston, Williamsburg VA, New York, Sacramento, Washington D.C, Cairns Australia and Bucharest Romania.