Teddy Andraste

Teddy (she/her) graduated Bath Spa University in 2020. She is a first gen student so this is a very big achievement. Teddy is incredibly proud of the work Andraste&Co have been putting out, especially considering they've done all of this throughout a pandemic. By the end of this summer, three of her pieces of writing will have been in Sparkfest Digital. Her favourite show to have directed on was Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch. It was the first piece she solo directed and it showed her how difficult plays and themes often have the most to offer creatively. Teddy is passionate about In-Yer-Face theatre and anything non-naturalistic. Her biggest theatre inspirations being Artaud, Berkoff and Sarah Kane.

Why do you do what you do?

As an artist, she hopes to gain liberty from ‘Sugar, Honey, Ice, Tea’. Domestic Abuse is a taboo. Many people have been through/know someone who has been through domestic abuse, and Teddy wants to show her audience that it happens more often than they think. Teddy wants to make her audience think about their lives and how they can make small changes to ensure the safety of those around them. She wants women to read her monologues, hear that they are not alone, and hopefully find some catharsis or strength through watching the pieces.

What’s your role in SparkFest?

Teddy is the writer and director of Andraste&Co’s ‘Sugar, Honey, Ice, Tea’.