Photo: Mark Baker
Andrew Morton’s plays include Bloom (a winner at the 2013 Write Now Festival and winner of the 2013 Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award), which received its world premiere at Flint Youth Theatre in May 2014 and has since been produced in Ohio, North Carolina, and Australia. Other works include: February (shortlisted for the 2007 Royal Court Young Writers Festival), Drive-Thru Nativity, and the collaborative projects State of Emergency, EMBERS: The Flint Fires Verbatim Theatre Project, 9xNourished, and The Most [Blank] City in America.
As a community artist and educator Morton has worked with a range of organizations across the globe, including working alongside Salvation Army community counselors in Kenya to incorporate participatory theatre into their work with people living with HIV/AIDS. While based in the UK he worked with several educational theatre companies and was the Education Officer at the Blue Elephant Theatre, where he ran the Young People’s Theatre and the Speak Out! Forum Theatre projects.
Morton is an alumni of the Cornerstone Theater Company Institute Summer Residency (Salinas, CA, 2013), the Kenyon Playwright's Conference (2014), was Artist-in-Residence with Nottle Theatre Company/Hooyong Performing Arts Centre in South Korea (2011), and Writer-in-Residence at GRIN CITY Social Practice Residency (Grinnell, IA, 2015). He was also an Artist-in-Residence with UMS-University Musical Society of the University of Michigan during their 2015-2016 season. Since 2017 Morton has served as Region III Chair of the National Playwriting Program of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Originally from the UK, Morton is currently based in Detroit, Michigan. He teaches theatre at the University of Michigan-Flint and works as a Teaching Artist with a variety of social service and arts organizations throughout South East Michigan.
His play Bloom is available for purchase and licensing through Dramatic Publishing, Inc.