From 2004 to 2010, Benedict worked extensively at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin where his productions include Saved; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Dog, the Night, the Knife; Cleansed; Drunk Enough to Say I Love You; Stoning Mary; The Ugly One; and Blackbird. And in The War of the Roses, he rendered eight hours of Shakespeare’s history plays – four acts over eight hours – in edgy performances and unforgettable images (gold raining down on the court of Cate Blanchett’s Richard II for an hour and a half. , In March 2018, it was announced that Andrews will direct Seberg, a political thriller that tells the true story of the attempts made by the FBI to discredit actress Jean Seberg through its COINTELPRO program in response to her support of the Black Panther Party.
 The first night consisted of Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V. The second consisted of Henry VI and Richard III. from The Business, This week on The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell speaks with Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Strong about playing social activist Jerry Rubin in Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”, Oct. 27
from Film Reviews. Actress Kristen Stewart was cast to play Seberg in the film.  The production was also memorable for having his two female leads, Cate Blanchett and Pamela Rabe, play Richard II and Richard III, respectively, while still dressing in modern gender-neutral clothing.. Benedict Andrews, the play’s director, leads me to a model box featuring the same set in miniature. Benedict Andrews on KCRW. This volume includes the plays Like a Sun, Every Breath, The Stars, Geronimo, and Gloria, plus an introduction by Benedict’s long-term collaborator Marius von Mayenburg.
He is a graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre. from The Business. His production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (with Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster) at London's Young Vic will open at St. Ann's Warehouse, New York City, in April 2016. His prior ENO production, Detlev Glanert's Caligula (2012) was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production and toured in 2014 to the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. In 2016, Benedict’s Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire (starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby) transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York. Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and film director, based in Reykjavík. In autumn 2017, Dutch National Opera revived Benedict’s production of La Bohème, a co-production with English National Opera.  The Portuguese production was nominated for Time Out Lisbon's Best Play award. In an artform that needs to be both popular and pragmatic, Benedict manages to remain that rare thing: a poet.”. Benedict Andrews, Director: Seberg. from Hollywood Breakdown. Theater director Benedict Andrews discusses the play Blackbird's adaptation to screen in his directorial film debut Una. Benedict Andrews always knew he wanted to make a film.  The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016. Angelenos can swim with art in a new exhibit, layered photographs playfully portray the stay-at-home experience, and menacing paintings send messages about tricksters. His prior Young Vic production Three Sisters (2012) won the London Critics Circle Best Director award. Australian director Benedict Andrews on his current play, his debut film and his "brave, hungry" actors. It will be released in the US by Amazon Studios. His first feature film Una was released in 2016. Oct. 16 Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and film director, based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Benedict’s first original play Every Breath was produced at Belvoir Street Theatre in 2012 and subsequently translated into Portuguese by Jorge Silva Melo for a production by Artistas Unidos in Lisbon 2013. -Neil Armfield, 2005 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award Citation. His work is marked by the intense and fragile beauty of its imagery and the sense of deep metaphor lying beneath the narrative surface. For Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, he has directed The Seagull, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His STC production of Jean Genet's The Maids (with Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Debicki and Isabelle Huppert) was played as part of the 2014 Lincoln Center Festival in New York City.. He’s out this fall with two projects that focus on the Trump administration. In striking ways Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7 " is a docudrama for our time. Andrews' first original play Every Breath was produced at Belvoir St Theatre in 2012 and subsequently translated into Portuguese by Jorge Silva Melo and produced by Artistas Unidos in Lisbon 2013, directed by John Romão. Benedict was awarded the 2005 Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award and was the recipient of Gloria Payten and Gloria Dawn Foundation Fellowships in 1998. He is known for his versions of works by Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Jean Genet, and Tennessee Williams, as well as his stagings of contemporary writers such as David Harrower, Martin Crimp, Marius von Mayenburg, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane.
Other recent opera includes: Reimann’s Medea at Komische Oper, Berlin; Verdi’s Stiffelio at Frankfurt; Verdi’s Macbeth at Royal Danish Opera; Le Nozze di Figaro at Sydney Opera House; Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel at Komische Oper, Berlin, and Opera de Lyon; and Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses (ENO / Young Vic.). Other directing credits include Moving Target (Malthouse/Adelaide Festival/Sydney Opera House); Eldorado (Malthouse); Ur/Faust (Weimar 99/Adelaide Festival); Closer (State Theatre South Australia); A Dream Play and Mojo (Brink Productions); Wounds to the Face and Storm from Paradise (Blueprint). Alex Gibney ’s documentaries often delve into high-level corruption. Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and film director, based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Other festival appearances included: Toronto International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, Hampton’s Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Rome Film Festival, Gothenborg Film Festival. The two-night eight-hour production of The War of the Roses incorporates all eight War of the Roses Shakespearean plays in name but largely cut out the Henrys, making it in large part a combination of both Richard II and Richard III. His marathon Shakespeare cycle The War of the Roses, which he adapted with Tom Wright, was the theatrical highlight of the 2009 Sydney and Perth festivals and won six Helpmann Awards, including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play as well as five Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Direction and Best Mainstage Production. It will be released in the US by Amazon Studios. Oct. 16
Andrews has been a regular guest at London's Young Vic, Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, and the National Theatre of Iceland in Reykjavik.
His rehearsal rooms are muscular – brutal, even – but he loves being surprised… he has an incredible visual sense and he can wrestle any text to the ground.”, “Benedict Andrews is one of the original imaginations of Australian theatre. Oct. 6 Benedict’s feature film debut Una (based on David Harrower’s play ‘Blackbird’ and starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn) premiered at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival. Theater director Benedict Andrews discusses the play Blackbird's adaptation to screen in his directorial film debut Una. The Hollywood Commission, a new organization chaired by Anita Hill, is out with a survey on harassment in Hollywood and plans to launch a reporting platform next year. His directing work has won and been nominated for various awards including Olivier Awards, London Critics’ Circle Awards, Iceland’s Gríman Awards and Australia’s Helpmann Awards. Key productions include his production of Chekhov's Three Sisters which won the Critics Theatre Award in 2012 for Best Director, Groß und Klein (STC, 2011) for which Andrews received the 2011 Helpmann Best Director award for the third time and which toured to Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), The Barbican (London), the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna) and the Ruhrfestspiele (Recklinghausen). , In November 2014, it was announced Andrews would make his directorial debut on Una starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, an adaption of the Broadway play Blackbird by David Harrower. The Portuguese production was nominated for Time Out Lisbon’s Best Play award. Starring Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Zazie Beetz, Vince Vaughn, Margaret Qualley, Colm Meaney, Stephen Root. Now based in Reykjavík, Benedict Andrews is an Australian poet, playwright, film-maker, and director of theatre and opera, . His prior STC production of Groß und Klein won him his third Helpmann Best Director award and toured to Paris, London, Vienna and Recklinghausen. As a writer, Andrews' theatrical adaptations include: The Maids (with Andrew Upton), Three Sisters, The Seagull, The War Of The Roses (with Tom Wright) and Life Is a Dream (with Beatrix Christian). Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and opera director, now resident in Iceland. His prior ENO production, Detlev Glanert’s Caligula (2012), was nominated for an Olivier Best New Opera Production award and toured to Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires in 2014. Benedict Andrews: Una. )”, “Everyone wants to work with him… He shakes up a company with his energy. Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and film director, based in Reykjavík. © 2020 KCRW All Rights Reserved. SEBERG. ; The Chairs; A Midsummer’s Night Dream; The Threepenny Opera; and Measure for Measure, which was awarded Best Direction, Best Stage Design and Best Mainstage Play at the 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards.
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