Andrea Clinton is the niece of Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee George Clinton of the funk band Parliament/Funkadelic. She’s a Playwright, Screenwriter and Filmmaker, Director, Author, Journalist and Essayist.
During the summer of 2016, Andrea was commissioned by Luna Stage where she wrote, Devil in Interstate 280, a one Act play. She is also a two time award-winning playwright who achieved Union County’s 2015 and 2016 UCACT grant award. It was through the grant that Andrea introduced her play, Murphy’s Law: Group Therapy Gone Wild, a play that advocates mental health awareness and suicide prevention via dark comedy. Andrea won a staged reading at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival for her play, It’s a Family Affair and follows with several other plays to include: The Parcel Man, 2016; an adaptation of her first novel, One Who Loves You More, 2017 and several short plays.
Battling Lupus, Andrea is determined to move forward in theatre, film and fiction, continuing the first volume of her Life Knows No Bounds book series. She is following up with, Where Do We Go From Here, 2016; OMAR: Silent as a Lamb, 2017; and TRACY, 2018, which she has also written a script for a short film Andrea will submit to 2017 film festivals.
Andrea is a Montclair State University Graduate where she achieved a Master’s degree in Theatre Studies. She also holds degrees in: English, Film and Journalism. Andrea is the founder and President of People Helping People, Inc., a non-profit organization, established in 1998. PHP, Inc.’s mission is to help citizens become independent and self-sufficient. In 2014, the organization added an Arts & Entertainment department that began producing plays, including Andrea’s Murphy’s Law, followed by the Tony Award winning play, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, which Andrea directed and co-produced.
Along with other projects, Andrea is working on a biography and screenplay featuring the life of her uncle George Clinton and the Clinton family.
Receiving the 2016 Urban Playwright's United, Soaring Eagle Award, at UPTV, Atlanta, GA, 2016.
Returning to filmmaking, producing and filming in 2017
Following up with her next novel in the, "Life Knows No Bounds," series, Andrea follows with Where Do We Go From Here in Spring 2017.