Adrian is a very promising and intelligent director... He is one of the most accomplished, generous and promising people I've ever been around.
- Austin Pendleton
Award winning Actor, Director, and Playwright
Adrian's biggest strength as a director is his humanity. He understands people; what makes them tick, their insecurities, and he knows how to instill confidence in every person he directs.
- Ian Belknap, Artistic Director,
The Acting Company
Hudson Theatre Works mounts an ambitious and fulfilling Eugene O’Neill Festival. Both shows succeed beyond expectations. The two men in “Hughie,” command and embody their roles to near perfection.
-Jim Testa, NJ Arts
"Between Riverside and Crazy"... A RICH NEW PLAY DELICIOUSLY MOUNTED!
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Best nonmusical revivals... Baltimore CENTERSTAGE's production of Lynn Nottage's "Crumbs From the Table of Joy," a lyrical memory play worthy of comparison with "The Glass Menagerie."
- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
Hire this man for anything - He's Great. And cool people too.
- Stephen Adly Guirgis, Playwright
(2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
Adrian is an actor, director, and educator with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Growing up between the United States and Western Europe, he developed a deep passion for the dramatic arts and its ability to express the richness and the diversity of the human experience.
Begins on Broadway November 30
Hayes Theater / Second Stage Theater
Assistant Director. City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed — and the Church won’t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis. For Pops and Junior, it seems the old days are dead and gone — after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy.
“It’s a dizzying and exciting place to be!” hails The New York Times.
Hudson Theatre Works
Director / Producer. Hudson Theatre Works is back with its yearly fundraiser of new ten minute plays. Featuring new work by John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T Schwab, Joanne Hoersch, and more...
June 10 to 25 at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
Dec 2 to 12, 2021, at Hudson Theatre Works
Streamed on demand at Laguna Playhouse & Sonoma Arts
Producer. Elliot & Me is a musical comedy based on the lives of songwriter Elliot Willensky and his younger brother Steven. Elliot and Steven both reflect on the volatile ups and downs of their shared experiences: from their raucous “wonder years” growing up in Bayonne, NJ; to the painful conflict when Elliot defies the expectations of his traditional middle-class Jewish family and drops out of medical school to write pop songs; to Elliot’s rise to stardom writing hits for Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston and Steven’s starry-eyed admiration for his Hollywood lifestyle; and eventually to their role reversals when Elliot’s career hits a few bumps in the road and he needs to rely on Steven for help. Elliot & Me is filled with humor, colorful personalities, unexpected situations, and uplifting musical moments.
May 27 to June 11 at Theatre Row
Producer: A Young psychiatrist discovers that her supervisor is experimenting on a mental patient. She tries to save the patient with the help of her lawyer boyfriend.
May 22 at Hudson Theatre Works
Director. Tales from Sam Shepard's Cruising Paradise. A reading of rarely heard pieces by one of America's most important writers.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, ex-cowboy, and musician Sam Shepard now stands revealed as a storyteller of dazzling artistry. Bleak and wildly funny, touching but stringently unsentimental, these stories give readers a most intimate view of the writer who has become synonymous with the landscape of America. Some of these pieces are beautifully constructed, fully realized short stories, while others are short bursts of dialogue, meditations, diary entries, letters, monologues, phone calls and plaints. Still others seem like myth and lore gleaned from old texts or barrooms. All are strong voice pieces--no surprise from a major playwright.
May 5 to 22 at Hudson Theatre Works
Producer. Curse of the Starving Class honors Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, who passed away in 2017. "I'm going into crime. It's the only thing that pays these days" Meet the wildly unpredictable Tate family, financially ruined, their farm is in chaos and the debt collectors are getting increasingly ruthless. The story whirlwinds with dark comedy and captivating twists as each family member goes to fantastic extremes grappling with a “curse” that continues to resonate today. Wildly theatrical, the play is filled with surreal imagery, vivid poetry, and crackling comedy. Pulitzer Prize-winner San Shepard's masterful vision of the Last Stand
February 9 to 27 at Hudson Theatre Works
Role of the Night Clerk. In one of Eugene O'Neill's last works, high-rolling gambler Erie and Hughie, the credulous night clerk at a single-occupancy hotel, were confidants. Hughie admired Erie for his bold lifestyle and Erie considered Hughie his good luck charm. When Hughie dies unexpectedly, Erie's luck changes for the worse and he finds himself in dire straits.
"It is no mean feat to find the room necessary to allow this character to evolve, but Wattenmaker’s Night Clerk does so skillfully." - Patrick Maley, Star Ledger
January 20 to February 5
at 59E59 Theaters | LAByrith Theater Co
Streamed on demand March 14 to 20
Production Manager. Inspired by a near-death experience during the peak of the pandemic, Through The Fire follows Victor from his childhood in the DR through moving to NYC, gang life, drug life, identity struggles, love & joining the marines. A story of survival and self-forgiveness directed by Liz Canavan & driven by Victor's original Hip-Hop music.