(Bio as of February 2011)
May Adrales most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Mary during the 2010/2011 Season. Ms. Adrales has directed and developed work at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the Hangar Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her recent work includes Thomas Bradshaw’s The Bereaved at Partial Comfort Productions (Time Out New York Best Plays 2009); Lisa Ramirez’s Exit Cuckoo at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (Best Solo Show); Emily Mann’s Mrs. Packard at Fordham University; Lauren Yee’s Ching Chong Chinaman with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre; and Tommy Smith’s The Wife. This March, she will direct Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Ms. Adrales’ awards and residencies include the Theatre Communications Group New Generations Fellowship, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)Denham Fellowship, the Van Lier Directing Fellowship, the New York Theatre Workshop Fellowship, the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Women’s Project Directors Lab, a SDCF Observership, and a Drama League Directing Fellowship. She previously served as an artistic associate at The Public Theater (2006 - 2008) and as the director of on-site programs at The Lark Play Development Center (2008 - 2010). Ms. Adrales is on the faculty of The Public Theater Shakespeare Lab, and received her MFA in directing from Yale School of Drama.