The Grind

The Grind
Playwright Andrew G. Cooper

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Drama

Actors: two (2) 

Synopsis: She likes reading and coffee. He likes tea and writing. They meet. The grow together. They grow apart. Five years of a relationship goes by in the blink of an eye, and then what?

Running time: 10 minutes 

About: At the 2018 Short + Sweet Sydney Festival in Sydney Australia: First Place in Judge’s Choice and Second Place in People’s Choice for Wildcard Series 4. Third Place for Judge’s Choice for Wildcard Finals.

Playwright: Andrew G. Cooper is an award-winning playwright, theatre director, and performer based in Calgary, AB. His fairy tale comedy The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm was nominated for both Best New Play and Best Comedy at the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2015. His short play The Grind received first place at Theatre New Vintage’s 10-minute Playwriting Competition in early 2017 and third place in Judge’s Choice in the Wildcard Finals for the 2018 Short + Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia. Perseus & Andromeda, which Andrew adapted from Euripides’ Andromeda, won Best of Fest at the 2018 Hydra Performing Arts Festival. He has been commissioned to write five productions for Tranquille Tunnel Theatre including Crossroads, The Disordered Mind, The Witness, Padova – The Untold Story, and, most recently, The Cooney Papers. His adaptation Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the stage and its production with Chimera Theatre set a new record for audience attendance with the company. This past summer, his puppet adaptation of The Robber Bridegroom tour across Western Canada to critical success. Other written works include Phobia, Dispatch, which recently played in Newmarket, Ontatio; One Day¸ which has an upcoming production in Chicago, IL; and SuperZeroes. Andrew has co-written and collaborated on Lights Out!, Joey and Julie get Hitched, FOUR, and Knights of the Sun. Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and English from Thompson Rivers University and is a recipient of the Kamloops Mayor’s Emerging Artist of the Year Award. He is also a lover of animals and outer space.