Photo by Josh Franzos

Photo by Josh Franzos

Adil Mansoor is a theatre director and educator centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. As a founding member of Pittsburgh’s Hatch Arts Collective, he has directed all of their productions including 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. Most recently, he directed Hatch's production of Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Adil also directed Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse as the inaugural project supported by Quantum Theatre’s Gerri Kay New Voices Program. Additionally, he directed The River by Jez Butterworth with Quantum. 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 also  served as the Program Director and then Artistic Director at Dreams of Hope, an LGBTQA+ youth arts organization for over 5 years. Adil is currently a Point Scholar and pursuing his MFA as a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.

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