Mr. Andre Rodriguez joined the Denver School of the Arts in 2019 as Director of Theatre, following an established career in teaching and the arts.
As a Colorado native, his own life has been enriched through participation in art-based programs such as choir, theatre, dance, technical theatre and instrumental music.
His passion for the arts, combined with his ability to provide solid academic training to students in theatre, is the source of energy he uses to inspire students as they work to achieve their own personal excellence. Mr. Rodriguez’s work in theatre has long been informed by his interest in leveraging the power of inquiry, community, curiosity, leadership and diversity—values that are central to his work in developing students with skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century.
Formally, Mr. Rodriguez was a teaching artist at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Director of Theatre at both Westminster and Pomona high schools and Adjunct Professor at the University of Northern Colorado. He has earned his B.A. and M.A. in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado.
Mr. Rodriguez’s directing credits include Tarzan: The Musical, Just Like Us (chosen for True West Award), RENT (Bobby G. Award for Best Direction), Avenue Q, Eurydice, In The Heights, Almost, Maine, Xanadu, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, All Shook Up, and The Laramie Project (selected best play and direction by the Greeley Tribune).