September 8, 2018
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ANDRA TEEDE (b. 1988) is an Estonian poet, playwright and scriptwriter. Teede has published six books of poetry since 2006, written documentary plays, a libretto for an opera, has worked as a dramaturg in various theatres in Estonia, written literary, film and theatre criticism. Teede is currently for the fourth season the head writer of the longest running Estonian television drama series. Andra Teede has studied literature and Estonian language at University of Tartu and graduated as a dramaturg from the Drama School of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She is a member of the Estonian Writers Union. Her poems and plays have been translated into more than ten languages, including Arabic, French, Russian and English. Andra Teede has been awarded the Best Original Play award for 2016 and 2015 by the Estonian Theatre Awards. She is a frequent performer at literary and theatre festivals, in recent years taking part in the Brașov, Iași and Prague poetry festivals among others.