Adam J. Thompson

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Adam J. Thompson is the Founding Director of The Deconstructive Theatre Project and a creator, director, writer, and producer working across a variety of mediums and forms. For The Deconstructive Theatre Project, he has directed Moises Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; created and directed The Girlie Show and Brecht & Co.; co-directed Lilies, or the Revival of a Romantic Drama; co-conceived and directed a contemporary circus adaptation of Antigone; and conceived and directed The Orpheus Variations (Magic Futurebox 2012, HERE 2013, Under the Radar 2014, Theatre at the 14th Street Y 2015). Documentary footage of The Orpheus Variations was installed as a part of Um, Nenhum, e Cem Mil, a visual art exhibition exploring the intersections of art and science, at Edge Arts in Lisbon, Portugal between January and March 2013. Adam co-created The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s integrated theatre in education program, now in its fourth year and having reached over 1,000 students across New York City and dtpE – The Deconstructive Theatre Project EXPERIENCE, a unique cultural series designed to integrate local communities into the process of developing new work for the cultural sphere. Adam is a member of The Builders Association, where he directs their 21st Century Storytelling workshops for professional artists working across media, and the Associate Producer of PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, the global festival of contemporary opera-theatre and music-theatre co-produced by HERE and Beth Morrison Projects. He has taught and guest lectured at The School of Making Thinking, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and NYU. He holds a BA in directing and dramaturgy from Emerson College in Boston.

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