Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan is a director and producer. He has divided his time between Manila (Philippines), New Jersey, and New York City where he took on various production roles in non-profit theater, festivals, cultural organizations, and other art related fields. Andrei is the Festival Director and Founder of The Manila Fringe Festival, Inc., a non-profit organization, which produces Fringe Manila, a multi-genre international art festival that was inaugurated in February of 2015. He completed a Directing and Producing Program at the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (NYFA-IAP) in Brooklyn, New York (2015). Andrei is a Philippine delegate to the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators in Austria in October 2016.
In 2013, Andrei was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Award (Philippines) as Best Director for his work in Sa Wakas – A New Pinoy (Filipino) Rock Musical staged at PETA Theater. Sa Wakas, which he also co-wrote, garnered BroadwayWorld Award Nominations for Best Filipino Musical, Best Musical Arrangement, and Best Music. It was a featured performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ MUSIKAL!, a concert celebrating original Filipino musicals of the last five years (2010-2014). The musical will be re-staged in January 2017.
Andrei has collaborated and programmed performances/exhibits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA Manila), the Ayala Museum, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, and the Tandang Sora National Shrine Museum for the Quezon City Cultural Arts Council.