I’ve always tried to find other artists that I can learn from, or that push me as a performer. In working with Bag&Baggage, I have been lucky enough to find both.
Andrew Beck received a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon, after which he earned a MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Andrew began his professional career as Young Siward/Ensemble in a production of Macbeth at Ludlow Castle, England. Andrew then went on to work with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre (playing Bo in Bus Stop and Lelio in Androcles and the Lion) followed by a summer with the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival. After matriculating out of college he went on to spend almost four years with The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville (numerous roles including: Fred in A Christmas Carol; Chique in A Witless Roque; and a Seagull) where he would also write and direct. After moving back to Oregon he Played Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby and Mr. Darcy in Miss Bennett: A Christmas at Pemberly with the Oregon Contemporary Theatre and also performed with the Willamette Stage Company (Jules in Boom!; George in It’s a Wonderful Life). In 2014, Andrew began working with Bag&Baggage as a Resident Artist. Since he has played such roles as: Tony Wendice in Dial “M” for Murder; Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap; Jaques in As You Like it; Donald Donaldson in A KBNB Kristmas Karol; and Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit. He is also a member of No Filter Improv and currently teaches at Oregon State University. He wants to thank his friends, family, and his wife, Katie — all of whom told him he wasn’t being crazy driving this far to do theatre.