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Andre Perry

Executive Director, Englert Theatre
Iowa City, Iowa

Andre Perry is a writer and arts worker based in Iowa City. His debut nonfiction book, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, was hailed by NPR as “extraordinary” and Foreword called him “a fresh American voice that demands to be heard.” His work also appears in The Believer, Catapult, Granta, The Paris Review, Guernica, and other journals. He co-founded and continues to produce Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival creative process, Witching Hour. In 2015–2017, Andre participated in the inaugural cohort of the Association for Performing Arts Professionals’ Leadership Fellows Program and later returned as a group leader for Cohort III. He currently serves as the Executive Director of The Englert Theatre in Iowa City.