Even as theater came to a screeching halt in March 2020 as the pandemic hit, many found ways to keep creating and thriving. As Associate Artistic Director of Milwaukee Rep, I produced and curated new play commissions and classical monologues beginning April 2020 to Feb 2021. Here are some of the fruits of my labor. […]

I was asked in March of this year to speak at Statera.  And I immediately said yes – Statera stood for the same values I shared and also wished to share and practice in my new leadership role at Milwaukee Rep.  But as I thought more deeply about Statera – balance, wholeness, wellness, I thought […]

Acceptance Speech for the Josephine Abady Award, March 25th (Begins at 0:24min) https://www.facebook.com/LPTWomen/videos/2244106112276171/ Thank you Emily. It is truly an honor to stand here amongst such powerful and inspiring women. Thank you to the League of Professional Women for recognizing my work as a director and a director who has tried to be the change […]

Thank you everyone for supporting me and watching my speech. It was one of the most meaningful days of my life. Here is the video and text of my speech. ​ First of all, I want to thank the many people who helped me stand here today. Those who lift me up every day — […]

In this online interview, I was asked to characterize my work. Talk about my journey. It’s hard to reflect when you are still on that journey, and every day is a deeper discovery to who you are. But if I am forced to look at the body of my work thus far, I would say […]

Top: Vietgone reading at VAALA. New play by Qui Nguyen, commissioned by South Coast Rep; MIDDLE: Five Days Til Saturday devised by Qui Nguyen, May Adrales and NYU MFA acting 2015; Bottom: Girl Shakes Loose Her Skin workshop at the Lark Play Development Center, music by Imani Uzuri, book by Zakiyyah Alexander based on the […]

Featuring Sophia Skiles and Mark Junek Design: Daniel Zimmerman (sets); Keith Parham (lights) Andre Pluess (sound) Mary Folino (costume) Written by A Rey Pamatmat Directed by May Adrales

Set design by Daniel Zimmerman Written by A. Rey Pamatmat

Top right: Zakiyyah Alexander, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Mckenzie Frye, Imani Uzuri, May Adrales & Nikiya Mathis. Next: rough model of In the Next Room at Syracuse Stage by Mikiko Suzuki; Next: Reading of Vietgone at SCR: Rodney To, Raymond Lee, Paco Tolson, Qui Nguyen, May Adrales, Maureen Sebastian & Jackie Chung. Next: rough preliminary model […]

Stage manager, Peggy Ryan; choreographer and performer, Chey Chankethya; and dramaturg, Alice Tuan celebrate a fantastic reading of “My Mothers and I” at Ojai Playwrights Conference.