Andy graduated UC San Diego Theatre & Dance in 1989 – and was an outstanding MFA actor and alum who immediately lit up the national scene on the regional theatre circuit.
Andy was superb in STRINDBERG SONATA in the Weiss Theatre on our campus that year – directed by leading America experimental artist Anne Bogart.
The next year Andy followed Anne to Trinity Rep in Rhode Island when Anne was appointed Artistic Director of that company.
Andy’s brother David Weems wrote,
”A brilliant actor, his career took him all over the world. He performed in London and Vienna. He won a Macarthur grant to travel back to his beloved Nepal and wrote a beautiful piece about his experience - Namaste Man - which he got to perform in at least 2 places.
He was a gifted writer and story teller. He loved to tell a good story. He was prone to embellishment for effect, but that made for better stories.
He was a fiercely loyal friend and brother who was a stabilizing influence in the lives of many people - including my own. He made the effort to see people. He made the call when it had been too long.
He was, simply, the best at anything he tried to do”
Condolences to Andy’s family, friends and loved ones.