Adil Mansoor is a theater director based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a founding member of Hatch Arts Collective, a performing arts group committed to entering queer and trans people of color. He has directed multiple projects with Hatch including DRIFTLESS, a new play by Paul Kruse and REASONABLE ASSURANCE, a devised performance investigating the economics of higher education and adjunct unionization. Other projects include directing THE RIVER by Jez Butterworth (Quantum Theatre), adapting and directing Sherwood Anderson’s TRIUMPH OF THE EGG (Prologue Theatre Company), and dancing in Maree ReMalia’s The Ubiquitous Mass of Us (The New Hazlett Theater). During the fall of 2015, he directed CHICKENS IN THE YARD a play by Paul Kruse and the first production to be selected for Quantum Theatre’s Gerri Kay New Voices Program. In January of 2017, Adil was a resident artist at Middlebury College in collaboration with Andrew W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer Maree ReMalia’s Movement Matters project.
As an educator, Adil has led programming at The Andy Warhol Museum and with Dreams of Hope, an arts organization working with queer and allied youth. In 2012, he was awarded the Young Audiences National Teaching Artists Best Practices Award for his facilitation of Dine and Discuss, an afterschool program at the museum focused on teen-led dialogue. Adil is a member of the Heinz Endowments’ Transformative Arts Project and 2010 Director’s Lab in Chicago.
He has B.A. in Drama and B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Adil is currently a Point Scholar and pursuing his MFA in Directing at Carnegie Mellon University as a John Wells Fellow.
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