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 Broadway credits include 33 VARIATIONS, I AM MY OWN WIFE, METAMORPHOSES, and THE CLEAN HOUSE (Lincoln Center). His regional credits include ANGELS IN AMERICA (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); CYMBELINE and PERICLES (Shakespeare Theatre Company); EQUIVOCATION and INDECENT (Arena Stage); and WINTER’S TALE, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and OTHELLO (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). His Chicago credits include THE MINUTES and THE CHILDREN (Steppenwolf); LOTTERY DAY and JUNGLE BOOK (Goodman) and THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER at Lookingglass, where he is an Artistic Associate. He is co-author of the musicals SHINING LIVES (Northlight), THE EASTLAND (Lookingglass), WINESBURG OHIO (About Face/Steppenwolf) and PARIS BY NIGHT (Trinity Repertory).

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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