Andrew Kircher is a creative producer, dramaturg, teacher, and artist. He previously led The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Initiative—which pioneered new approaches to creative development and arts entrepreneurship—and served as the associate director of the international Under the Radar Festival and as General Manager of Ars Nova. He has collaborated on interactive artworks with 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Flako Jimenez, and Janani Balasubramanian, among others, and is a member of the Guild of Future Architects, a curator of the Prelude Festival, a 2020 Sundance Fellow, and a Brown Institute for Media Innovation Magic Grant recipient. In his younger years, he ran a comedy club and wrote voicemail greetings read by Britney Spears and Lance Bass. He has a PhD in theatre from the CUNY Graduate Center (dissertation entitled The Dramaturgies of Intellectual Property Law), and a masters in theatre history and criticism from Brooklyn College, where he taught for many years in the Performance and Interactive Media Arts program.