Adil Mansoor is a theatre director centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. His project “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 has developed work with New York Theatre Workshop, The Poetry Project, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Tofte Lake Center, NYU Tisch, and PearlArts Studios. In addition to his own practice, Mansoor also directs new and contemporary plays including “Daddies” by Paul Kruse (Audible), “Gloria” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Hatch Arts Collective), “Desdemona’s Child” by Caridad Svich (Carnegie Mellon), and “Plano” by Will Arbery (Quantum).
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. As an educator, he has worked with Sarah Lawrence, Middlebury College, The Mori Art Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, and others.
He has been an NYTW 2050 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, St. Louis Rep, and Woolly Mammoth. With the support of the Point Foundation, Mansoor received his MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.