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Adrienne Kapstein

Associate Professor
Director

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Performing Arts

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  • @New York City
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Biography


Adrienne is a director specializing in the creation of original work. She was the Associate Director of Movement and Horse Choreography on the National Tours of War Horse and for the Lincoln Center production. She is founder of Movement Theater Studio, the first studio in NYC to focus on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq. For nine years, she was the co-Artistic Director of the international ensemble, SaBooge Theatre. New York directing highlights include Scurry (Lincoln Center), Washeteria (Soho Rep), Light, A Dark Comedy (New Victory Theater LabWorks and Triskelion Arts), Crime Scene Cleaners, Inc. (Mabou Mines Resident Artist), Every Day Above Ground (PS 122) and Fathom (Ice Factory Festival, Winner Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2004). Adrienne's original work has been presented internationally in Romania, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. Adrienne is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MA English Literature), Ecole Jacques Lecoq, and Brooklyn College (MFA Directing)

Education


RESEARCH INTEREST


Collaborative theater-making, theater for an all age audience, pedagogy of play, immersive, participatory based theater and site specific work

ARTISTIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITS


Light
[Theatre - Direct play]Paper Canoe Theater Company and Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn NYLight, A Dark Comedy
[Theatre - Direct play]Paper Canoe, New York, NYRed Velvet
[Movement Direction]Shakespeare and Company, MALove is Love
[Theatre - Direct play]Project Collabyrinth, Sibiu International Theater Festival, Romania, RomaniaWasheteria
[Theatre - Direct play]Soho Rep Theater, NYC, NYLove is Love
[Theatre - Direct play]Project Collabyrinth, Pace University, Studio Theater, Theater Row, New York, NYWar Horse - National Tours (1st and 2nd)
[Theatre - Interdisciplinary work(s)]National Theatre of Great Britain; Lincoln Center Theater; NetWorksLight, A Dark Comedy - New Victory LabWorks Resident Artist
[Theatre - Direct play]Shoehorn Theater, The New 42nd Street, NYC, NYWanda's Monster
[Theatre - Direct play]New York City Children's Theater (formerly Making Books Sing), New York, NYWar Horse
[Theatre - Interdisciplinary work(s)]Lincoln Center Theater; National Theater of Great Britain, New York, NY

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS


Talkin Broadway review [Internet], August2015
"Red Velvet" https://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/ct/ct346.html

Curtain Up review [Internet], August2015
"Red Velvet review" http://www.curtainup.com/redvelvet berk15.html

Boston Globe review [Newspaper], August082015
Movement director in Red Velvet. Review of the show "John Douglas Thompson Brings Red Velvet to Life" https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-dance/2015/08/17/john-douglas-thompson-brings-red-velvet-shakespearean-life/CRztmzevMKUrKA3ZYDL7BJ/story.html

Playbill. com Review [Internet], March2015
"Soho Rep Transforms Vacant Brooklyn Storefront into Fantastical Laundromat" http://playbill.com/news/article/soho-rep-transforms-vacant-brooklyn-storefront-into-fantastical-landromat-342950

Wall Street Journal feature [Newspaper], March2015
Wall Street Journal Feature on Washeteria "With Washeteria Soho Rep Takes Children's Theater through the Spin Cycle" http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-washeteria-soho-rep-takes-childrens-theater-through-spin-cycle-1426727010

New York Times review [Newspaper], March32015
NYT Review & NYT Critics Pick for creation and direction of Washeteria produced by Soho Rep. Soho Rep's Washeteria Staged in a Brooklyn Storefront http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/theater/review-soho-reps-washeteria-staged-in-a-brooklyn-storefront.html?_r=0

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Network of Ensemble Theaters

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Association Movement Theatre Educators

Theatre Communications Group

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