Adil Mansoor is a theatre director and educator centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. He directs plays and creates performances disrupting dominant narratives and embracing care as political resistance. Recent directing projects include Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Hatch Arts), Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse (Hatch Arts and Quantum Theatre), The River by Jez Butterworth (Quantum Theatre), Desdemona’s Child by Caridad Svich (Carnegie Mellon University), Dark Play or Stories for Boys by Carlos Murillo (Carnegie Mellon University) and the upcoming Popularity Coach by Brian Guehring (The Rose). Adil’s forthcoming solo performance Amm(i)gone, an adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone as an apology to and from his mother, is commissioned by and developed with Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh and The Theater Offensive in Boston.
Additionally, Adil has developed and directed new work through NYU, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and PearlArts Studio. He is an alumnus of DirectorsLabChicago and he was the inaugural director with Quantum Theatre’s Gerri Kay New Voices program. Adil received his MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.