ANDREW BARNICLE (Director, Blame it on Beckett) has now directed five plays at The Colony, the others being Moonlight and Magnolias, Celadine, Gunmetal Blues, and Rounding Third.
He directed Martin Casella's The Irish Curse at the Odyssey Theatre. As artistic director of The Laguna Playhouse from 1991 through 2010, he produced over 10 playhouse shows and directed over 40 of them, including many World, U.S., West Coast and Southern California premieres. Recent directing projects at Laguna include Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine, Noel Coward's Private Lives, and Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias, which also played the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts as a co-production with McCoy/Rigby Entertainment. Andrew previously served as Head of Theatre at United States International University's School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, and was the Associate Artistic Director at North Coast Repertory Theatre, where he has directed eight plays, including the recent production of James Goldman's The Lion In Winter. He has also directed at San Diego's Theatre at Old Town, Michigan's LORT Meadow Brook Theatre, and The Foreigner at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. As an actor, he has appeared numerous times Off-Broadway and in major roles in eighteen LORT productions across the country, including Meadow Brook Theatre, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, San Diego Rep, the Alaska Rep, and five roles at The Laguna Playhouse, including The Actor in Enter The Guardsman, Sam Galahad in both the production and on the cast album CD of Gunmetal Blues, and most recently as Lawrence in David Rambo's The Ice-Breaker at the Laguna Playhouse and King Henry in Henry IV, Part One, at North Coast Rep.