Andrew W. Smith is a professional stage, film, and television actor, and founding Co-Artistic Director of Project Y Theatre Company in New York City. Selected regional acting work includes Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Roundhouse Theatre, Potomac Theatre Project, Ars Nova, Studio Theatre, and Olney Center for the Arts. He toured with The National Players on their 50th anniversary as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac. Filmwork includes Lucid, Shooting Script, Death of a Nation (Winner: Best Short, IndieFest 2011; Best in Show, Best Shorts Competition 2011), Under-Ground. Television work includes Law and Order: Criminal Intent, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Guiding Light.
Project Y Theatre Company NYC develops new work through an incubation process focused on bringing new and emerging playwrights' works to the stage. Project Y is committed to an 18-month gestational period for the plays with a capacity to evolve a work through multiple iterations. With Project Y, he has overseen over 20 productions. He also directed the World Premiere of Scapism, by Justin Shipman, and led the “Word Series”, an experimental improvisation-based series of performances that used audience feedback to develop a full-length script.
He received his BA from Middlebury College, Vermont, and his MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego.