Andrew Borba teaches undergraduate acting in the Department of Theater. As a stage performer, he has appeared in the South Coast Repertory productions of Sight Unseen; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Lovers and Executioners. He also was part of a reading of Extraordinary Chambers during South Coast Repertory’s annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in 2009. Other stage credits include Private Lives, The Constant Wife and It’s a Wonderful Life at the Pasadena Playhouse; Pericles and The Countess at The Old Globe; Medea and Dorian Gray at the Theatre @ Boston Court; Uncle Vanya at The Antaeus Company and Chalk Repertory Theatre; Noises Off at The Rubicon; The 39 Steps at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts; Tranced at Laguna Playhouse; Closer at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the title role in Richard III at the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. He spent eleven seasons performing with The Chautauqua Theatre Company and four seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has also worked with Dallas Theater Center; Portland Stage Company in Maine; Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn.; Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; and Hangar Theatre, in Ithaca, N.Y., among others.
Borba’s film credits include F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton (2015); Taken 3 (2014); Interstellar (2014); Answers to Nothing (2011); Lure (2010); Charlie Wilson’s War (2007); Nine Lives (2005); The Sweet Life (2003); Live from Baghdad (2002); Path to War (2002) and A Bright Shining Lie (1998). He also starred in the 2011 short film Dead in the Room.
His TV credits include recurring roles on ABC’s Modern Family, CBS’ Jericho, FX’s The Shield, Lifetime’s The Client List, UPN’s Star Trek: Enterprise, and guest appearances on more than 30 television series.
As a director, Borba helmed Go West! The Mythology of American Expansion, a multidisciplinary piece with more than 400 performers (dance, opera, theater, visual arts and a full symphony orchestra) presented in the historic 4,000-seat amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. He also directed Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra; the critically acclaimed Hamlet: The First Quarto at Los Angeles’ Theatre of Note (Los Angeles Times’ Critics Best 2003; two-time Garland Award winner, five-time nominee; Ovation Award nomination); Satisfy Me (Lillian Theatre, Hollywood); A Song of My Own (Hudson Theatre, Hollywood); Evolution, Skins and Bones and Right to Post, all by Ruth McKee (Chalk Rep); The Comedy of Errors; The Philadelphia Story; Macbeth; Twelfth Night; Michael Gaston’s Swimming Thru Abu Dhabi; Molly Smith Metzler’s Carve and David West Read’s Afterlove at the Chautauqua Theater Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Juilliard; The Time of Your Life for the University of Southern California’s (USC) graduate acting program; Yankee Dawg You Die and Gargoyles for New York University’s (NYU) graduate acting program; and the upcoming Woyzeck at UC Irvine.
Borba is the associate artistic director of Chautauqua Theatre Company, where he teaches and coaches Shakespeare text. He has taught in the M.F.A. programs at Juilliard, NYU and University of Tennessee, and has also taught at David Kagen’s School of Film Acting in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He currently teaches Shakespeare and Chekhov to undergraduates at USC and acting to under-grad and graduate students at UC Irvine.
Borba graduated cum-laude from Brown University and New York University, where he received his masters degree in acting.