Adrian Alexander Alea is a bilingual director and producer based in New York City and founder of Adrian Alea Productions, LLC.
Passionate about exploring the human condition through story-telling and entertainment focused on raising the social consciousness of humanity, Adrian's experience and interests span between the commercial and non-profit industries of Theater, Live Events, Music Videos and is also expanding into transmedia storytelling. He most recently Associate Directed the world premiere of Disney’s HERCULES in association with Disney Theatricals and The Public Theater’s Public Works. He is currently producing and directing a stage adaptation of Cristina Garcia's critically acclaimed and award winning novel Dreaming in Cuban. Before returning to NYC, he was a management associate for The Medina Company. His main projects included Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas Residency: All I Have and the "Ain't Your Mama" music video. He holds a BA from Columbia University and MS from Northwestern University.
Upcoming: Up, Up, & Away (Fordham University, new original musical), and Dreaming in Cuban (Musical Theatre Factory’s 4x15)
Recent directing credits: Shakespeare’s Henry VIII adapted by Caridad Svich (Play On Festival- Classic Stage Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Palacios Sisters by Cristina Garcia (Central Works Theater, reading), STAND by Caridad Svich (New Dramatists reading featuring Daphne Rubin-Vega and Grace McLean), Fucking A by Suzan-Lori Parks (Yale University), The Spanking Machine by Marga Gomez (Syracuse Stage, Solo Artist Residency) and AUTOPSIA A UN COPO DE NIEVE by Luis Santillan (The Lark) .
Past assistant directing credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park), Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theater), Venus (by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre), Alice By Heart (musical workshop at MCC), The Odyssey (Public Works), and The Columbia University Song Book (54 Below).