Adil Mansoor

Undergraduate Discipline


MFA, Carnegie Mellon University. A theatre director and educator centering the stories of queer folks and people of color, Mansoor’s directing projects include Gloria by  Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Hatch Arts), Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse (Hatch Arts and Quantum Theatre), Desdemona’s Child by Caridad Svich (Carnegie Mellon University), Dark Play or Stories for Boys by Carlos Murillo (Carnegie Mellon University), and an upcoming ensemble-generated piece with Pittsburgh Playhouse. Mansoor’s solo performance—adapting Sophocles’s Antigone as an apology to and from his mother, Amm(i)gone—is being co-commissioned by Kelly Strayhorn Theatre in partnership with The Theatre Offensive and the National Performance Network. Mansoor has developed and directed new work through New York University, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and PearlArts Studio. He is a founding member and resident director with Pittsburgh’s Hatch Arts Collective, a member of DirectorsLabChicago, a Gerri Kay New Voices Fellow with Quantum Theatre, and a 2050 Fellow with the NYTW. As an educator, Mansoor has worked with Middlebury College, Carnegie Mellon University, The Mori Art Museum, and The Warhol. He led educational programming at Dreams of Hope, an LGBTQA+ youth arts organization in Pittsburgh, for more than five years. SLC, 2020–