Andy Paris

Emmy-nominated actor Andy Paris joins the School of Drama, teaching devised theater. As a founding member of Tectonic Theater Project, he helped develop Moment Work, a technique for theatrical exploration and interdisciplinary collaboration. In 2018, he published “Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project’s Process of Devising Theater” with Vintage Press. Using the Moment Work technique, he co-created “The Laramie Project,” one of the most-frequently produced plays over the last 25 years.


  • Has taught the Moment Work technique for the past 10 years at New York University, DePaul, Bucknell, Amherst College, University of Northern Iowa and Missouri State University
  • Author of “Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project’s Process of Devising Theater,” Vintage Press

Career Highlights

  • Appeared in numerous off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, and recorded “Smile,” a radio play for NPR, and countless audio books for authors including Jodi Picoult, Nathaniel Fick, Wendy Mass and Ursula Le Guinn
  • Directing credits include “Momentum” at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, the world premiere of “Uncommon Sense” at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and also at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

Awards, Recognitions & Honors

  • Emmy-award nomination for “The Laramie Project” on HBO, 2002


B.F.A.NYU Tisch School of the Arts