Adil Mansoor is a theatre director and educator centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. He directs plays and creates original work orbiting spirituality, horizontal violence, and direct action. He is a founding member of Pittsburgh’s Hatch Arts Collective and has directed all 7 Hatch productions. Hatch projects include Reasonable Assurance, a performance connecting undergraduates and adjuncts confronting the economic realities of higher education and Driftless, a series of performances inspired by court transcripts, interviews with folks impacted by fracking, and the bible. Adil directed Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse as the inaugural project supported by Quantum Theatre’s Gerri Kay New Voices Program. He also directed The River by Jez Butterworth with Quantum. In addition, Adil has directed for Bricolage, Prologue Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights, and others. He has also served as a dramaturg for choreographers Staycee Pearl and Dahlia Nayar. As an educator, Adil has worked at Middlebury College, The Mori Art Museum, The Warhol, and others. He was a member of the Heinz Endowments’ Transformative Arts Process, a grantmaking initiative supporting justice based arts education within black communities in Pittsburgh. Adil is currently the Artistic Director at Dreams of Hope, an LGBTQA+ youth arts organization. Adil is a Point Scholar and pursuing his MFA as a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.
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