Andrew Moore

Writer, Freelance

Location icon United States

Editor of Mad Theatrics (, a live theater review and commentary site, since 2006.

Previously employed by CBS Interactive as community producer at

Playwright, screenwriter, and neo-vaudevillian comic in my "spare" time.

Bitesize - Hooked on History
Zachary Taylor

This is one of five pieces I wrote for an Animoca Brands mobile app.

Dolls in Dolls
Starting Your Babushka Collection

This is a piece of marketing collateral I wrote for a company that sells Russian nesting dolls. This is not the final piece, just my text with some select photos from their website.

The Multitudinous Pursuits
Have Confetti Cannon ... Will Travel!

Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, the greenest state in the land of the free, raised in the woods so's he knew every tree, kill't him a bear when he was only three ... You can't have Davy Crockett without Beautiful Betsy, his rifle. If you're toting a prop rifle in a burlesque show, it...

Hollywood Burlesque Festival
Photo Tips for the Burlesque Performer - Hollywood Burlesque Festival

For the newcomer and seasoned veteran alike, the prospect of assembling a portfolio of photos for use in promoting yourself to audiences and producers can seem a little daunting. What type of photos do you need? How should you prepare for a photoshoot? How the heck do you find a photographer?

Cool Cups News and Events
Get to Know the Visionary behind Cool Cups Vegan Snacks

Hello! My name is Andrew, and I'm a new addition to the team. I used to love gelatin, but hadn't really eaten any since I found out what it's actually made from. When I first heard of Cool Cups Vegan Snacks, I was excited to discover someone had devised a way to make an all-natural...

Carla Rhodes, Cecil Sinclaire, and Defying Expectations in Art

My comedy partner and I were once paid a tremendous compliment. One night, after hosting a burlesque show in Hollywood, an audience member approached us and said, "I can't believe you guys are real." I took it to mean we were filling a niche, bringing to the stage a fresh take on the (sometimes hackneyed) comedy tropes we exploit.
Star Trek - The 5 Best Episodes to Start With

Perhaps you are new to Star Trek and want to want to see what all the fuss is about. Where to start? Sure, you could start at the beginning and work your way through every episode in chronological order. But to be honest, you'll have to wade through a few tough episodes before Trek really begins to hit its stride.

Mad Theatrics
How to Work With a Partner or Collaborator

Continuing our little theme this month, a "Won't Get Fooled Again" Guide to How to Work With a Partner or Collaborator. What do I know about this subject? I've had my successes: I've been married to this wonderful woman for 20 years this August. In addition to marital bliss, we are constantly working on stuff together.

Pop Culture References are Magic

At first, I was reluctant to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I mean, come on. It's a kid's show about hyperactive, technicolor ponies. But one night, the wife fired up the series on Netflix (sure -- I'll just blame her.) I hate to admit it, but it's become one of my favorite shows.

Mad Theatrics
The Cynic's Guide to Making Under-99 Theatre in 10 EASY Steps!

Making theatre is hard. That's why I broke it down for you in these 10 easy steps! 1. Do a Shakespeare. His plays are free, and there's instant name recognition. Conversely, produce a new work from an upcoming playwright.

Penn Gets Exactly What's Coming to Him, Teller Blows His Brains Out

Chicago, late 1980s, in the basement of the Nazarene parsonage, I flipped the family set over to PBS and caught the last half of Penn & Teller Go Public. It was the sort of serendipity that only happened pre-internet. I was fascinated by what I saw, and the names (and that ubiquitous ampersand) were seared into my memory.

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