Ian Belknap, Artistic Director, The Acting Company
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
Hire this man for anything - He's Great. And cool people too.
- Stephen Adly Guirgis
Actor, Playwright (2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
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
"Between Riverside and Crazy.".. A RICH NEW PLAY DELICIOUSLY MOUNTED!
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
A heartfelt story of brotherly love based on the true and powerful bond that has grown through the years. "Elliot & Me" is filled with humor, colorful personalities, unexpected situations, and uplifting musical moments.
Jamie Love, Sonoma Valley Sun
"The Right Reasons" is a sparkling and utterly believable bedroom sketch that explores the politics of sex in a smart and forthright way.
-- Di Jayawickrema, nytheatre.com
"Reasons to Be Pretty" is an unsentimental look at the relationships between four people... Very well played, troupe!
- Cliff Kasden, Brooklyn Spectator
The film shots by Adrian Wattenmaker of Columbus claiming his prize conveyed triumph as moving as a landing on the moon.
"Columbus In The Age Of Gold"
- OOBR (off-off-broadway review)
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
The current production of "Hughie" at Weehawken's Hudson Theatre Works captures the essence of O’Neill’s late little gem with impressive precision... In some ways, the night clerk in “Hughie” must be the most boring role for an actor in all of American theater... But there is more here, a substance that Wattenmaker locates and allows to e
The current production of "Hughie" at Weehawken's Hudson Theatre Works captures the essence of O’Neill’s late little gem with impressive precision... In some ways, the night clerk in “Hughie” must be the most boring role for an actor in all of American theater... But there is more here, a substance that Wattenmaker locates and allows to emerge. 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
Interludes in "Detroit City Limits" are stunningly good: Late at night Michael and Keith (Adrian Wattenmaker) croon along to Nazareth's "Love Hurts," in a poignant rite of mingled camaraderie and loneliness.
- Christopher Potter, The Ann Arbor News