Andrea Fleck Clardy is a Boston playwright and activist. Her short plays and monologues have been widely produced. Her work has been developed and performed at Act IV, Actors Theater in Santa Cruz, Boston Theatre Marathon, Brooklyn Free Speech, Colonial Players, Diez Minutos, Duluth Playhouse, Estrogenius, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Fort Channel Point Theatre, The Hangar Theatre, Hovey Players, Ixion Ensemble, Last Frontier Festival, Little Black Dress Ink, New Jersey Repertory, Our Voices, Provincetown Playwrights Festival, Theatre Three, and Short and Sweet (Los Angeles, Canaberra, and Sydney), among others.
Andrea won the Promising Playwright Award and the Honegger Prize for the best short play (Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport MA). She was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Conference, a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, and a finalist twice for the Heideman Award.
Her full lengh plays include Hide and Seek with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the creator of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (The Hangar Theatre, Ithaca NY) and Job Loss Figures, winner of the 2017 Promising Playwright Award, (Colonial Players in Annapolis MD).
Andrea is a member of The Dramatists’ Guild,The National Writers’ Union, and New Play Exchange. Her plays have been published by Smith and Kraus, Applause, New Theatre Publications, and The Dionysian.
After graduating from Swarthmore College and earning a Masters in Teaching from Harvard University, she worked in public education, community organizing, and small press publishing for thirty years before becoming a playwright. During that time, her published work included a series of calendars about remarkable American women, a children’s book, a weekly newspaper column, a writer’s guide to feminist publishing, and two books about upstate New York.