Andre lives in Iowa City, where he serves as the executive director of the Englert Theatre, a 104‐year‐old performing arts space in the heart of downtown. He also is the co‐founder and director of the Mission Creek Festival, a week‐long exploration of performance, literature, and community‐focused events that inhabits established venues as well as nontraditional performance spaces in Iowa City. In 2015, he started the Englert‐incubated project, Witching Hour. The event explores the unknown, discussed creative process, and presents new work across a range of disciplines, such as film, literature, science, and business innovation. Andre received his MFA from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 2008. He continues to write and publish in the field.