Andre 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.”

Andre designed the Broadway productions of METAMORPHOSES, I AM MY OWN WIFE and 33 VARIATIONS, as well as the world premiere of The CLEAN HOUSE at Yale Repertory and Lincoln Center.  Based in Chicago, his work has appeared on most of the cities stages including the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre, where he is also an associate artist.  He has composed music and designed sound for theaters around the U.S., most frequently at the Oregon and California Shakespeare Festivals, The Guthrie Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Seattle Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse and Center Theater Group.  He is co-author of the musicals SHINING LIVES (Northlight), THE EASTLAND (Lookingglass), WINESBURG OHIO (About Face/Steppenwolf) and PARIS BY NIGHT (Trinity Repertory).

Andre 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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