Adrien-Alice Hansel was the Director of New Play Development at Actors Theatre, where she headed the literary department. She has served as production dramaturg on roughly 50 plays at Actors, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shipwrecked!, A Raisin in the Sun, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Humana Festival premieres of plays by Kirk Lynn and Rude Mechs, Naomi Wallace, Gina Gionfriddo, Jordan Harrison, Anne Bogart and SITI Company and many others. With Marc Masterson, she co-adapted the work of Wendell Berry for Wild Blessings. She is the co-editor of seven anthologies of plays from Actors Theatre and holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. Ms. Hansel currently serves on the board of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, which promotes social justice by funding feminist art.
Studio Theatre, Washington DC
Current Projects:Literary Director at Studio Theatre
Dramaturg for upcoming productions of MOTH by Declan Green and COCK by Mike Bartlett.
Recent Projects:Dramaturg for INVISIBLE MAN, adapted from the Ralph Ellison novel by Oren Jacoby; the world premiere of DIRT by Bryony Lavery; AN ILIAD by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson; CONTRACTIONS by Mike Bartlett; the world premiere of RED SPEEDO by Lucas Hnath; SWEET AND SAD and THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING by Richard Nelson; and EDGAR & ANNABEL by Sam Holcroft.
Past Projects: Eight seasons with Actors Theatre; with Studio Theatre since 2010
Education:BA, Smith Scholar, Smith College
MFA, Yale Drama School
Last Updated: February 11, 2014
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