Andy Offutt Irwin

A nationally renowned storyteller, theatre director, singer-songwriter, and Shakespearean actor, Andy has performed at Walt Disney World, The Library of Congress, and has been featured eleven times at The National Storytelling Festival. He has taught and performed at LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in New York and has served as an instructor of story craft at the Lyrics & Lore Songwriting Workshop at Dollywood Dreammore Resort. He has performed at a whole mess of theatres, colleges, and festivals throughout the United States.
With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) Andy is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. Andy presents shows and workshops for all ages. He has material for senior adults to high school students, and kids in elementary school, kindergarten, pre-k, pre-school, and prenatal care.

Stories from 85-year-old Marguerite Van Camp, M.D.

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Andy’s character-filled, one-person shows and storytelling performances center around the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who is keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in these United States and the New South. Every show includes original songs, and of course, whistling. Please note, Andy’s grown-up shows are family friendly. So, there.

Andy's Wild Amphibian Show!

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Storytelling: An award-winning children’s performer, Andy has disrupted the day in hundreds of schools and libraries from Port Angeles, Washington to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Andy says: “The secret to performing for families is this: "Treat children with the respect you give adults, and treat grown-ups with the exuberance children crave.”The title story is a tale of the last day of summer vacation complete with tadpoles, ridiculous parental questions, a five-gallon pickle jar, and a cat named Bootsie.

Pin the Tail on the Narrative

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Storytelling: Lawn Darts meets Eudora Welty! This raucous workshop involves the careless throwing of pens and carefully guided steps that will lead to discovering roles we have had in our lives and the unavoidable circumstances that inhabit those roles. A story will magically appear as the participants adhere to the elements of The Hero’s Journey: Quest. Obstacle. Resolution. New wisdom. *Note Andy possesses the comedic maturity to avoid spelling of the third word of the workshop title: T-A- L-E.