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Adrienne Kapstein

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Performing Arts

  • @New York City
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Adrienne is a director specializing in the creation of original work. She was the Associate Director of Movement and Horse Choreography on the National Tours of War Horse and for the Lincoln Center production. She is founder of Movement Theater Studio, the first studio in NYC to focus on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq. For nine years, she was the co-Artistic Director of the international ensemble, SaBooge Theatre. New York directing highlights include Scurry (Lincoln Center), Washeteria (Soho Rep), Light, A Dark Comedy (New Victory Theater LabWorks and Triskelion Arts), Crime Scene Cleaners, Inc. (Mabou Mines Resident Artist), Every Day Above Ground (PS 122) and Fathom (Ice Factory Festival, Winner Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2004). Adrienne's original work has been presented internationally in Romania, Scotland, Ireland and Canada. Adrienne is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MA English Literature), Ecole Jacques Lecoq, and Brooklyn College (MFA Directing)



Collaborative theater-making, theater for an all age audience, pedagogy of play, immersive, participatory based theater and site specific work.


[Theatre - Direct play] Paper Canoe Theater Company and Triskelion Arts,, Brooklyn NY

Light, A Dark Comedy
[Theatre - Direct play] Paper Canoe , New York, NY

Red Velvet
[Movement Direction] Shakespeare and Company,, MA

Love is Love
[Theatre - Direct play] Project Collabyrinth,, Sibiu International Theater Festival, Romania, Romania

[Theatre - Direct play] Soho Rep Theater,, NYC, NY

Love is Love
[Theatre - Direct play] Project Collabyrinth,, Pace University, Studio Theater, Theater Row, New York, NY

War Horse - National Tours (1st and 2nd)
[Theatre - Interdisciplinary work(s)] National Theatre of Great Britain; Lincoln Center Theater; NetWorks,

Light, A Dark Comedy - New Victory LabWorks Resident Artist
[Theatre - Direct play] Shoehorn Theater,, The New 42nd Street, NYC, NY

Wanda's Monster
[Theatre - Direct play] New York City Children's Theater (formerly Making Books Sing),, New York, NY

War Horse
[Theatre - Interdisciplinary work(s)] Lincoln Center Theater; National Theater of Great Britain,, New York, NY

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

The Ensemble Director: Kenan Fund for Faculty Development
Kapstein, A. July 2016 - August 2016. Movement Theater Studio , Pace University , $600.00. Funded.


Talkin Broadway review [Internet], August 2015
"Red Velvet" https://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/ct/ct346.html

Curtain Up review [Internet], August 2015
"Red Velvet review" http://www.curtainup.com/redvelvet berk15.html

Boston Globe review [Newspaper], August 08 2015
Movement director in Red Velvet. Review of the show "John Douglas Thompson Brings Red Velvet to Life" https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-dance/2015/08/17/john-douglas-thompson-brings-red-velvet-shakespearean-life/CRztmzevMKUrKA3ZYDL7BJ/story.html

Playbill. com Review [Internet], March 2015
"Soho Rep Transforms Vacant Brooklyn Storefront into Fantastical Laundromat" http://playbill.com/news/article/soho-rep-transforms-vacant-brooklyn-storefront-into-fantastical-landromat-342950

Wall Street Journal feature [Newspaper], March 2015
Wall Street Journal Feature on Washeteria "With Washeteria Soho Rep Takes Children's Theater through the Spin Cycle" http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-washeteria-soho-rep-takes-childrens-theater-through-spin-cycle-1426727010

New York Times review [Newspaper], March 3 2015
NYT Review & NYT Critics Pick for creation and direction of Washeteria produced by Soho Rep. Soho Rep's Washeteria Staged in a Brooklyn Storefront http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/theater/review-soho-reps-washeteria-staged-in-a-brooklyn-storefront.html?_r=0


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Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Association Movement Theatre Educators

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