Meet the Artistic Director

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Andrew Roblyer took the stage in his first lead role at age 6 and made his directorial debut in his backyard one year later.  Since then, his love of theatre has grown to include  a passion for exploring the nature of communication and relationship.  This joint passion led him to study classical ballet, jazz, and swing dancing, as well as hone his skills in competitive speaking events, yielding regional and national championship titles both in high school and college.  

While in college, Andrew founded and directed an innovative student theatre company called The Honorable Bards, was unanimously elected as Chair of the 2010 Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Model Arab League Conference in Houston where he also served as the head of the Texas A&M delegations, and served as President of the Aggie Orators.  Because of these endeavors, he was selected as a Buck Weirus Spirit Award Recipient in 2010.

When he eventually became involved in the Texas A&M Theatre Arts program (he just couldn't stay away), Andrew was selected as one of four student directors for the inaugural Student New Works Festival after only one semester in the department, and recently took part in the third annual Student New Works Festival when his original work Collage: A Trilogy debuted.  (For Andrew's full theatrical resume, click here)

In addition to working as an actor and director for many different theatre companies, Andrew has been teaching acting, speech, and debate to students across the country for 8 years;  Andrew's roster of students includes two national champion debaters.

This breadth of experience both in and out of the theatrical world gives Andrew a unique perspective on theatre -- a perspective that he is excited to explore and utilize further as he develops This Is Water Theatre.