Adil Mansoor is a theatre director and educator centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. He directs new plays and creates original performance confronting memory, systems, and care. He is a founding member of Pittsburgh’s Hatch Arts Collective and has directed all their projects including Reasonable Assurance, a performance connecting undergraduates and adjuncts to unpack 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. Other recent directing projects include Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Hatch), The River by Jez Butterworth (Quantum Theatre), and Dark Play or Stories for Boys by Carlos Murillo (Carnegie Mellon). Adil also directed Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse as the inaugural project supported by Quantum Theatre’s Gerri Kay New Voices Program. He has served as a dramaturg for choreographers Staycee Pearl and Dahlia Nayar. As an educator, Adil has worked with Middlebury College, The Mori Art Museum, The Warhol, and was the Programs and Artistic Director for Dreams of Hope, an LGBTQA+ youth arts organization in Pittsburgh for over 5 years. His next project, Amm(i)gone, is an adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone as an apology to and from his mother. Adil is currently a Point Scholar and pursuing his MFA as a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.
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