Andrew Vaught is the Hendrix Murphy Visiting Fellow in Theatre Arts at Hendrix College. He grew up in Covington, Louisiana, where he learned how to make theatre in a barn with a tin roof. And wasp nests. He was the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Cripple Creek Theatre Company, an anarcho-syndicalist performance troupe in New Orleans. He writes plays about monster truck drivers and unwise explorers and believes firmly in inanimate objects speaking their piece on the stage. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of New Orleans. He is grateful to the Yarn for building such a vibrant and welcoming community.