André became an Associate Artist at TimeLine in 2016, where he sound designed SPILL and CHIMERICA. His interest in working with the company was sparked at the wedding of Matt Krause and (former TimeLine company member) Maureen Powers.

Maureen’s brother, PJ Powers (TimeLine’s Artistic Director) gave a toast. I don’t remember what he said, but I remember laughing harder than I had in months.  And I thought “must be really fun to hang out at the theater run by this guy.”

He is struck by “how the artists at TimeLine have really figured out how to pursue artistic excellence amidst the warmest, most caring and collaborative environment.”

André’s TimeLine credits include OSLO, SPILL and CHIMERICA. Broadway credits include THE MINUTES (Cort/Studio 54), 33 VARIATIONS (Eugene O’Neill Theatre), I AM MY OWN WIFE (Lyceum Theatre), and METAMORPHOSES (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway credits include THE CLEAN HOUSE (Lincoln Center) and MILK LIKE SUGAR and BFE (Playwrights Horizons). Regional credits include multiple productions with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Center Theatre Group, Yale Repertory, Arena Stage, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Berkeley Repertory, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Huntington, and South Coast Repertory. He’s received multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards, an Ovation Award, Drama Critics Circle Award, Barrymore Award, Helen Hayes Award, and Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for composition and design. André is an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company.

André grew up in Orangeburg, N.Y. and graduated from University of Chicago with an AB degree in European History. He is the proud husband of Chloe Johnston and even prouder father of Paloma Anne Johnston Pluess.

Rooted in Greatness

TimeLine is proud to be part of a very special new public art project that launched this week: Rooted in Greatness—a first-of-its-kind video art exhibit showcasing and honoring noteworthy Illinoisans. Since Illinois’ inception 200 years ago, …

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