Andy performs his work, leads workshops, and consults with individuals at K-12 schools, college/universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations nationwide. Highlights of his past engagements include performing and/or presenting at Princeton University, Stanford University, New York University, Drew University, Marist College, Franklin & Marshall College, and Edwin Gould Services For Children and Families. Andy is based out of Los Angeles, CA. If you are interested in working with him, please send him a message.
Performances & Workshops
For College Students and Youth:
- How to Survive a Heartbreak: Learning to Love Yourself First
- Spoken Word Storytelling
- Telling The Truth, Even When It Hurts: The Power of Authentic Storytelling
Consultation & Trainings
For Schools, Colleges/Universities, Non-Profits and Organizations:
- Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQIA Individuals
- Creating a Culture of Inclusion for Trans and Nonbinary Individuals
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What People Are Saying
Andy opened for a lecture I gave to New York state school nurses on LGBTQ issues and wowed, moved, and taught the participants with his clarity, pathos, and brilliance. What a way to teach understanding and tolerance!
Andy proved himself a knowledgeable and engaging trainer. He conducted several workshops aimed at raising institutional awareness and sensitivity towards members of our community identifying along the LGBTQ spectrum. Andy's knowledge of the prominent issues helped foster a robust discussion of ways we can strengthen institutional support for members of this community. Equally important, Andy's demeanor and style created a supportive environment for participants to ask questions and explore uncertainties within their own knowledge base.
Andy Cofino is able to detail the struggles of community members whom many care nothing for or about, and to bring their issues to life, humanizing them and making their stories accessible and relevant to ALL people.
Out in the Open is a compelling, courageous, and uplifting work of spoken-word theater whose message is as contemporary as it is timeless. Andy Cofino has a rare talent. Every performance was absolutely sold-out with standing-room only access, each ending with thunderous standing ovations and multiple encores. Every single one of them was earned.
Andy is using his formidable, intellectual talents and skills and meshing them ingeniously to make real and positive social change.
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