André St. Clair. aka André St. Clair Thompson, has worked in production and creative management and is an interdisciplinary artist. St. Clair holds an Honors B.A. in Sexuality and Society from Brown University, a M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and a M.F.A. in Acting from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). As a black, gay, gender nonconformist male, immigrant of working class upbringing, and a new American citizen, he is interested in nurturing non-mainstream voices and he promotes cultural and aesthetic diversity of viewpoint, experience and expression.
St. Clair is a contributing writer to the critically acclaimed anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough, edited by New York Times bestselling author/television commentator Keith Boykin. For Colored Boys has won the 2013 American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award and has been nominated as a finalist of the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
St. Clair is the recipient of support from the Ahmanson Scholarship, the CalArts Interdisciplinary Grant, the Ahmanson Grant, the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Student Fellowship, Brown University Creative Arts Council, CV Starr National Service Fellowship, and the Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship. He is also an illustrious alumnus of A Better Chance (ABC).