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May Adrales

Program Director

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May Adrales is a director, artistic leader  teacher and mother; she has directed over 25 world premieres.  Her work has been seen most recently at Second Stage (Rajiv Joseph’s “Letters of Suresh”) Manhattan Theater Club (Qui Nguyen’s “Vietgone”) Signature Theater, LCT3, The Public Theater, WP, New York Theater  Workshop, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Rep, Milwaukee Rep and South Coast Rep.  She was awarded the prestigious Ammerman Award at Arena Stage and Theater Communications Group’s Alan Schneider award for freelance directors.  She is a Drama League Directing Fellow, Van Lier Directing Fellow, Women's Project Lab Director, SoHo Rep Writers/Directors Lab and New York Theater Workshop directing fellow, TCG New Generations Grantee, SDC Denham Fellowship and Paul Green Directing Award.   She served as an Associate Artistic Director at Milwaukee Rep; Artistic Associate at The Playwrights Center;  Artistic Associate at The Public Theater; and Director of Artistic Programs and Artistic Director at The Lark. She serves on the board of Theater Communications Group.  May has directed and taught at Juilliard, Harvard/ART, ACT, Fordham, NYU and Bard College.  May has served on faculty at the Yale School of Drama and Brown/Trinity MFA program. MFA, Yale School of Drama. (