Things Goin' On
-In the Fall, Andrew's band Heavy Penny,
will be releasing their first EP "A Hard Two Weeks" a collection of 5 songs recorded in Phoenix, at Jared Mancuso's Emerging Pursuits Studio.
-Watch Andrew's company member interview with New Ambassadors Theatre Company!
-In June, Andrew began working at the Downtown LA the immersive, Madcap Motel. The museum features several exciting and quirky rooms in a universe know as "Elsewhere", founded and discovered by J.P. Sando. For more information check out www.madcapmotel.com
-After moving to LA, Andrew joined The Cryptids, a rock band that combines styles from across the decades and genres.
-Watch Andrew's Cover of Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride
-Watch Andrew's Cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man
-Watch Andrew's review of the 2o2o Fender American Professional II Stratocaster
-Check out Andrew singing Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing with the New York City based band,
Northern Ramble @ LIC Bar in Queens!
-Watch Andrew's review of the Epiphone Sg Muse
-In February 2020, Andrew performed again in Axial Theatre's Twisted Valentine Festival. The festival ran February 7th-9th and 13th-16th. This time around Andrew was acting alongside fellow Texas State University Alumni, Actor and Playwright, Mandy Murphy. The play "Luella and Josh", also written by Mandy Murphy, was directed by David Adam Gill, curator of New Ambassador's Theatre Company, in which Mandy and Andrew are both company members. For more information about the festival visit the website at www.axialtheatre.org
-In November 2019, Andrew performed in The PlayGround Experiment's Face's of America Monologue Festival . The festival was performed on November 18th at the Kraine Theatre in New York. "Each monologue tells a unique and personal story; some will make you laugh while others will make you sob but together they represent the incredible diversity that is America". Andrew is published in the anthology as the first person to perform the monologue from Max Mondi's "House of Karen". For more info click here
-Check out Andrew singing Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing, with the New York City based band,
-In August 2019, Andrew originated Harvey, a boy raised in a Jewish Communist commune in the early 1960s, in Albi Gorn's Goldensbridge. The show, directed by Robin Anne Joseph, premiered in the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row in Manhattan, on the 3rd, 4th, and 6th. A review of the show stated
"Their son Harvey, played skillfully by a brooding and winsome Andrew Griffin, is less enamored of the community, feeling uneasy with being just a part of a thing when he feels led to lead his own life" - Michael Presley Bobbitt
-In June 2019, Andrew played Prince Charming in Robin Anne Joseph's After the Ball, in Theatre Revolution and The GoJo Clan's Glass Ceiling Breaker Festival. The festival celebrating female playwrights ran June 21-23rd at the
Philipstown Depot Theatre. WATCH BELOW!
-In April 2019, Andrew performed in Evelyn Mertens' one man show Grace, in Pat Lennon's Ariane Festival, presented at Philipstown Depot Theatre. The festival ran April 5-7th.
-In March 2019, Andrew rejoined Not Fade Away: A Throwback to Buddy Holly and the Legends of Rock N' Roll for the spring run of the tour in Arizona and California. For more information visit www.notfadeawayshow.com
-In February 2019, Andrew performed in Axial Theatre's Twisted Valentine Festival. The show "Circus Acrobat Girl" was directed by Albi Gorn. The festival ran February 8-10th and 15-17th. For more information about the company visit the website at www.axialtheatre.org
-In the Fall 2018, Andrew was a part of the national tour of Not Fade Away: A Tribute to Buddy Holly and the Legends of Rock N' Roll. The tour ran through September, October and November. For more information visit www.notfadeawayshow.com
-In January 2018, Andrew was a part of The Secret Theatre's Act One: One Act play festival. He portrayed Justin Bieber in Cambria Denim's A Girl Smiles in the Arctic, directed by Madelyn Shaffer. Along side Andrew were Nayem Cardenas-Lopez and Briaden Wells. The show advanced to the final round of the festival, and swept the awards including Best Director: Madelyn Shaffer, Best Actress: Nayem Cardenas-Lopez, Best Actor: Andrew Griffin, and Best Play: Cambria Denim. The play is soon to be published in the Secret Theatre Short Play Anthology. WATCH BELOW!
-Check out the award winning horror short,
Death Rhymes with Orange, created and completed for Austin's 48 Hour Film Festival. Winning Best Sound: Corey McMinn and Best Cinematography Ryan Sulkier. Notable nominations: Best Script, TJ Young Best Director TJ Young, and Best Orginal Song, Andrew Griffin. Created and produced by Corey McMinn and TJ Young