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Andy Arden Reese (co-Artistic Director and Ensemble member) returns as a long standing Artist-in-Residence with the Cape Cod Theatre Company. Her critically acclaimed The Lear Project was a chosen pick of “Best Cape Theater of 2007” by the Cape Cod Times. Originally growing up on Cape Cod, Andy has been an actor, director and teacher living and working in the New York City area since 1987. She received international accolades for a traveling duet piece titled Eggs in a Briar Patch and her one-woman show The Cry of the Children. She was co-Founder of the theater company, THEATRE LILA, producing work throughout the country and in New York City, now in residence in Madison, WI. She was also co-Founder and Artistic Director of the theater company Pendulum, where she directed and performed work that toured throughout the New York area and to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning the coveted Fringe First Award. She has worked with such companies as the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Stage Company, and the National Playwrights’ Conference. Andy was an Artist-In-Residence at the Somerset County Performing Arts Conservatory for over 14 years, conceiving and directing over 15 original productions. She was a featured teaching artist in the Annenberg Foundation/CPB channel The Art of Teaching the Arts video series. Andy has served on Adjunct Faculties at Columbia University and Drew University, and is currently an Assistant Arts Professor at New York University.