Andrew is an award-winning Canadian performer, producer and stage director. Andrew has spent 5 seasons as a member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and is a graduate of the Festival’s Michael Langham Conservatory for Classical Direction.
In 2015, Shaver became the first Anglophone to direct the French language mega-musical for Juste Pour Rire in Montreal. His production of Grease smashed all previous festival box office records, and sold over 100,000 tickets, earning le Billet Platinum, as it toured to Quebec City, Gatineau, and Trois- Rivieres.
Andrew was Artistic Co-Director of the Brooklyn-based international creation ensemble SaBooge Theatre (2000-2007). Deemed “one of North America’s most interesting theatre collectives” by the Irish Times, SaBooge’s highly physical work toured the U.S, Canada and Ireland winning Best Production in the Dublin Fringe and a Talkin’ Broadway Award in NYC,
He is currently the Artistic Director of SideMart Theatrical Grocery (2007-Present). SideMart’s ensemble has been nominated for over 25 Montreal English Theatre Awards and has won 15. SideMart earned Outstanding Production on three occasions, and Andrew has won Outstanding Director twice – most recently for Greg Kramer’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, starring Jay Baruchel at the Segal Centre. This production went on to tour the U.S in the fall of 2105 with David Arquette in the lead. Other highlights include the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s A Woman is a Secret, the world premiere of Morris Panych’s Gordon, the Canadian premiere of Mark Doherty’s Trad, and the Quebec premiere of the hit musical Once.
Selected Acting Highlights, Theatre: 39 Steps (Eda Holmes, Centaur); What’s in a Name (Jennifer Tarver, Segal); Grease (Andrew Shaver, JPR); Illusions (Andrew Shaver, Crow’s); Noises Off (Jacob Tierney, Segal) 39 Steps (Ravi Jain, Soulpepper); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Rick Miller, Grand Theatre in London), The Seagull (Peter Hinton, Segal Centre); Champs de Mars (Micheline Chevrier, Imago); Cyrano de Bergerac (Donna Feore, Stratford Festival); Macbeth (Des McAnuff, Stratford Festival); Zastrozzi (Jennifer Tarver, Stratford Festival); [boxhead] (Chris Abraham, Crow’s Theatre); Every Day Above Ground (SaBooge Int’l Tour); Speak Easy (SaBooge, Int’l Tour); Fathom (SaBooge, Int’l Tour); Hatched (SaBooge, Int’l Tour); The Tempest (Matthew Tiffin, Segal Centre); Amadeus (Alexandre Marine, Segal Centre
Selected Acting Highlights, T.V/Film: Anne with an E (Recurring, CBC/Netflix); Frankie Drake (Guest Star, CBC); Rupture (Guest Star, Radio Canada); Trop (Guest Star, Radio Canada); l’Age Adulte (Recurring, Pixcom); Reign (Recurring), Glass Castle (Destin Daniel Cretton); Arrival (Denis Villeneuve); Dominion (Steven Berstein); Hemlock Grove (Netflix); 300 (Zack Snyder); Whitehouse Down (Roland Emmerich); I’m Not There (Todd Haynes); The Last Kiss (Tony Goldwynn); Les Pieds dans le Vide (Marilou Loup); Cruising Bar 2 (Robert Menard).
Andrew produced the live concert series The Loft Sessions, and its big brother The Church Sessions, as part of the Stratford Festival between 2009-2014.
He had the great good fortune and pleasure of recording Mordecai Richler’s first novel The Acrobats for Audible.
He studied at Queen’s University (1995-99) and trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris (1999-01).