Treasurer, Southwest Regional Representative
Adam has worked as a professional actor and a movement specialist for over 20 years, performing in New York City, regionally across the United States, and abroad. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Acting & Movement for the M.F.A. and B.F.A. acting programs at the University of Houston.
He apprenticed with Steve Pearson and Robyn Hunt of the Pacific Performance Project/east, who in turn studied with Tadashi Suzuki and his company at Toga-Mura for nearly 15 years, before bringing their own “Physical Approaches to Performance” to the United States. Adam has been blessed to work with and learn from amazing actors and movement artists such as Seydulla Molkakhanov and Boris Gafurov of the Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil (Uzbekistan), Le Vu Long of Together Higher (Vietnam), Sergei Ostrenko (Ukraine), and Paata Tsikurishvili and Irina Tsikurishvili of Synetic Theater in Washington, DC.
Adam is equally proud to have studied with many of the amazing stage combat instructors in this country, including (Fight Masters) Geof Alm, David "Maestro" Boushey, J. David Brimmer, Michael Chin, Chuck Coyl, Dale Girard, Mark Guinn, K. Jenny Jones, Geoffrey Kent, Scot Mann, Richard Raether, Ian Rose, Richard Ryan, J. Allen Suddeth and David Woolley, (Fight Directors) Paul Dennhardt, Michael Jerome Johnson, Robert Macdougall, John McFarland, John Tovar and Jack Young, (Certified Teachers) Angela Bonacasa, Gina Cerimele-Mechley, Michelle Ladd, Neil Massey, Donald Preston, Lewis Shaw and Jim Stark, and others outside of the Society.
He has worked with numerous companies including The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Alley Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Opera Carolina, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Actor’s Playground, The Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil, P.S. 122, Opera Omaha, Julliard, The Jacobs School, Island Stage Left, Cardinal Stage Company, Seattle Opera, Indiana Festival Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and the Dayton Opera.
Adam is the co-founder and artistic director of the Dynamic Presence Project, a company focused on the revitalization and proliferation of movement theatre and physical storytelling.
As a freelance movement consultant, Adam has helped to shape, build ensemble, and construct movement vocabularies for operatic, cinematic and theatrical projects. Adam has taught movement at Indiana University, California State University of Fresno, and the University of Washington. He has taught master classes at Illinois State University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Earlham College, The SOMA Theatre Collective, and Central Washington University.
Adam is a member of the Actors Equity Association, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and formerly served as the Treasurer for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. He is the Southwest Regional Representative for the SAFD, and the lead coordinator for the Texas Intensive (TXi) Stage Combat Workshop, held annually over Labor Day Weekend in Houston, Texas. Adam is a trained stuntman who has taught movement and stage combat both nationally and internationally, and he has choreographed the violence for well over 100 stage and film productions.
- AEA, SAFD, BASSC, ATME, ATHE, TCG, AAUP, IOSP, NSAL
Skill Proficiency History
Northern Kentucky University
|Jun 30, 2009||Unarmed||Highland Heights, Kentucky||Recommended Pass|
|Jun 30, 2009||Quarterstaff||Highland Heights, Kentucky||Recommended Pass|
2009 Winter Wonderland Workshop
|Jan 18, 2009||Knife||Elgin, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
|Aug 16, 2008||Broadsword||New York, New York||Basic Pass|
|Jun 6, 2008||Rapier and Dagger||Seattle, Washington||Basic Pass|
|Jun 6, 2008||Small Sword||Seattle, Washington||Basic Pass|