Adil Mansoor

Adjunct Faculty, The John Wells Directing Program

Adil Mansoor is a theatre director centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. His performance “Amm(i)gone” adapts Sophocles’s “Antigone” as an apology to and from his mother. “Amm(i)gone” is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creative and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Kelly Strayhorn Theater, The Theater Offensive, and NPN. Mansoor will be presenting “Amm(i)gone” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in spring of 2024.

Mansoor has developed new work with Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Pittsburgh Public Theater, BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, NYU Tisch, and others. Artistic residencies The Mercury Store, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Tofte Lake Center. Recent directing projects include “Daddies” by Paul Kruse (Audible), “Gloria” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Hatch Arts Collective), “Kentucky” by Lean Nanoko Winkler (Pittsburgh Playhouse), and “Once Removed” by Paul Kruse (Tribeca Festival).
Mansoor is a founding member of Pittsburgh’s Hatch Arts Collective and the former Artistic Director of Dreams of Hope, an LGBTQA+ youth arts organization. He has been an NYTW 2050 Directing Fellow, a Gerri Kay New Voices Fellow with Quantum Theater, and an Art of Practice Fellow and Community Leader with Sundance. He was part of the inaugural Artist Caucus gathered by Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Woolly Mammoth. Mansoor received his MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon.