Adil Mansoor is proud to have worked with Dreams of Hope since 2011, directing the ensemble of queer and allied youth to devise original performance pieces investigating stories, histories, and questions relevant to them and their communities.
In addition, he has worked with young people throughout Pittsburgh, Chicago, Tokyo, and London in partnership with organization including The Mori Art Museum, Chicago/Pittsburgh Public Schools, Urban Gateways, Mozilla, and Hive Pittsburgh. Adil also currently works as the Youth Programs Coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2012, he was awarded the Young Audiences National Teaching Artists Best Practices Award for his facilitation of Dine and Discuss, an afterschool program at the museum focused on teen-led dialogue.
Adil is a practicing theater artist and co-founded Pittsburgh-based Hatch Arts Collective. He has directed multiple projects with Hatch including Chickens and Walldogs, new plays by Paul Kruse, and Driftless Phase 2, an original devised piece investigating frac sand mining.
Other favorite projects include directing his adaptation of Sherwood Anderson’s Triumph of the Eg g (Prologue Theatre Company), dancing in Maree ReMalia’s The Ubiquitous Mass of Us (The New Hazlet Theater), and performing with Project US (For Youth Inquiry), a play engaging young audiences in conversations about sexuality and relationships.
Adil is a member of 2010 Director’s Lab in Chicago and has a B.A. in Drama and a B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.