Adrienne Kapstein

Assistant Professor, Head of BA Acting & BA Directing (International Performance Ensemble)

Performance Ensemble, Acting - BA Acting & BA Directing


Adrienne Kapstein is a collaborative theater-maker and director specializing in the creation of interdisciplinary physical theater. Her original work has been presented internationally including Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Romania. Highlights include: Scurry (Lincoln Center), The Emperor's New Clothes and More Magical Stories (Off Broadway Alliance nominee for Best Family Show 2019) Light, A Dark Comedy (Triskelion Arts; New Victory Theater LabWorks), Love is Love (Sibiu International Theater Festival), Washeteria (Soho Rep); Wanda’s Monster (Vineyard Theater); Every Day Above Ground (PS 122); Fathom (Winner Best Production, Dublin Fringe). Adrienne was the Associate Director of Movement and Horse Choreography on War Horse (Broadway and National Tour). She recently co-wrote Out of the Blue: One Starry Night, a multi-media, interactive physical theater piece for young audiences currently on tour in China.  

Current projects include a commission to create an original short-form theater piece for the second annual Up Close Festival at the New Ohio Theater in January, 2020.

Areas of research include immersive and participatory contemporary performance practice, physical theater, collaborative storytelling, Theater for Young Audiences, Theater for the Very Young, and the convergence of technology with live performance.