Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Associate Artistic Director May Adrales Receives the 2018 Alan Schneider Director Award
May Adrales joined Milwaukee Rep as Associate Artistic Director in 2016 directing past season’s The Who & The What and Animal Farm.
June 15, 2018- [Milwaukee, WI] Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Associate Artistic Director May Adrales is the recipient of this year’s Alan Schneider Director Award. The award was presented late yesterday at Theatre Communications Group‘s national conference in St. Louis, MS. The award is designed to identify and assist exceptional directors whose talent has been demonstrated through work in specific regions, but who may not be well known nationally. With it comes a cash prize of $7,500, which may be used for travel, research or other activities specifically focused on the directing craft or related career opportunities.
May Adrales joined Milwaukee Rep as Associate Artistic Director in 2016 directing past season’s The Who & The What and Animal Farm. This fall she is directing the much-anticipated musical In The Heights which is a co-production with Seattle Repertory Theater and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Adrales has worked nationally, primarily directing new plays including Qui Nguyen’s award-winning Vietgone (Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Seattle Rep), JC Lee’s Luce (LCT3), Katori Hall’s Whaddabloodclot!!! (Williamstown Theatre Festival), A. Rey Pamatmat’s Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Thomas Bradshaw’s Mary (The Goodman Theatre), The Bereaved (Partial Comfort Productions), In This House (Two River Theater Company), Richard Dresser’s Trouble Cometh (SF Playhouse), Qui Nguyen’s Five Days ‘Til Saturday (NYU Tisch) and Tommy Smith’s The Wife (Access Theater). She is currently at Oregon Shakespeare Festival directing Idris Goodwin’s The Way the Mountain Moved.
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