Brandeis Cancels Play About Lenny Bruce After Protests
"One criticism was that the play unfairly portrayed the Black Lives Matter movement. A Brandeis theater student, Andrew Child, who led the campaign against the play, stated that the portrayal of its black characters was 'ridiculous and vicious,' and that they are caricatured." The New York Times By Sopan Deb November 6, 2017 Full article here.
Confronting Oppression on Boston’s South Shore with Community-Based Theatre
“There is so much more work to be done than installing a ramp out front for a theatre to be considered accessible, and so much more work than casting an actor of color for a theatre to be considered inclusive.” Howlround Theatre Commons By Gavin Damore June 19, 2017 Full article here.
Brandeis Cancels Staging Of Play After Students Oppose Its 'Wallpaper' Minority Characters
"There are black characters who are written clearly by an older white person who doesn't really understand the nuances of the Black Lives Matter movement," Child said. "Meanwhile, the white male protagonist, his whole story line was fleshed out and well thought out and carefully constructed." WBUR's The ARTery By Fred Thys November 2, 2017 Full interview here.
Bridgewater State Offers Special Trip to Oz for People with Autism
"While they’re still ironing out the exact accommodations, Troy and Child noted, they’re receiving help from Bridgewater State University theater alumnus Daniel Perkins from Taunton – a sensory-friendly consultant with the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence who is on the autism spectrum himself." The Brockton Enterprise By Corlyn Vorhees July 9, 2019 Full article here.
Puppet Master’s Creations on Display in Play at Bridgewater State
"Child designed the puppets using wire, paper mache and cardboard. Once he created the shapes, he added different textures from crumpled tin foil, bottle caps and paper cups. He completed his pieces by meticulously spray painting and hand-painting them to make different designs and shadows." The Brockton Enterprise By Sara Cline July 7, 2018 Full article here.
Review, Moonbox Production's Parade: Attention Must be Paid
"In a trio of roles, including Leo's less-than-stellar defense attorney, Andrew Child displays great range." Broadway World Boston By Nancy Grossman December 16, 2019 Full review here.
Review, Family Performing Arts Center's The Wizard of Oz: Inventive Fun for the Whole Family
"From the moment Mary Kate McDonald as Dorothy, in braids and blue gingham overalls, vocally glides through 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', it was clear this show was going to be something special. The Wizard of Oz also boasts unique choreography, rich lighting, and picturesque sets. The yellow brick road is cleverly demonstrated more through props and choreography than a literal road. Another notable moment is the intriguing choreography used during the poppies scene enhanced by bright, hand painted sets by Maia Hay and Michael Duarte." The Sleepless Critic By Jeanne Denizard July 27, 2019 Full review here.