ANDREW PAUL (Director)– is pleased to return to Gulfshore Playhouse, where he directed The Hound of the Baskervilles. Andrew is the founder and producing director of Kinetic Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA where he has directed Branden Jacobs-Jenkins An Octoroon, The Father by Florian Zeller, The Liar by David Ives after Corneille, The Christians by Lucas Hnath, Three Days in the Country by Patrick Marber after Turgenev (US Premiere), Love, Love, Love (US Regional premiere) & Cock by Mike Bartlett, Romance by David Mamet, and Strindberg’s The Dance of Death (in a new version by Conor McPherson). He previously co-founded the acclaimed Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (PICT) and served as the company’s producing artistic director from 1996 to 2013. Under his leadership, PICT produced more than a hundred plays, festivals devoted to the plays of Samuel Beckett, John Millington Synge, Harold Pinter, and Anton Chekhov, and two successful international tours. In 2008, he directed and collaborated with David Hare on the non-English language premier of his play Stuff Happens at the Slaski Theatre in Katowice, Poland. Last summer, he directed Three Days in the Country in its West Coast premiere at the Antaeus Theatre (L.A. Times Critics Pick). He has taught acting at Duquesne University, directing at Carnegie Mellon University, and has served as a panelist for Theatre Communications Group and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 2010, Andrew was a featured speaker at the World Theatre Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.