Andrew Wright is the Artistic Director of Goat Track Theatre, the winner of two consecutive QLD ABAF AWARDS. This company is committed to the creation of quality drama and theatre practices for children and young people. He is also the principal teacher of the “Goat Track Kids” and “Fast Track” – one of Australia’s biggest providers of drama programs for children and young people respectively.
Andrew has worked as a teacher, artist-in-residence, community and cultural development worker, writer/dramaturge, director and actor.
He started his career in the field of drama education as a secondary drama teacher. He has been twice nominated to NEITA for his outstanding contributions to drama education and was nominated in 2005 as the teacher of the year. He was also a nominee for the inaugural Innovation City Teacher’s Awards. He has worked as a drama teacher in primary, secondary and tertiary settings in both private and state sectors over a span of fifteen years and has headed two successful arts departments as well as founding and directing the highly regarded Theatre-X ensemble which under his direction achieved regional, state and national awards for its high quality, edgy brand of youth theatre.
Andrew is a multi-award winning director of theatre for young people. He has directed more than thirty shows for children and young people. More recently, he has directed “Wind in The Willows” and the highly acclaimed production of “Crash” both of which toured QLD. He is also the writer /director of “Crash 2.0”, “The Well”, “The Icarus Chronicles”, “Lord of the Flies”, “Aletheia”, “Hamelin”, “The Bunyip Story” and “The Moth and The Moon”.
He has led nationally recognized CACD projects with regional youth on issues of depression, car crashes, drug related issues, risk, mental health and local history. He has also worked in numerous schools/theatres and community centres as a consultant and artist–in–residence.