Adrian Alexander Alea is a bilingual creative director and producer based in New York City and Chicago and founder of The Alea Company, 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 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: Shakespeare’s Henry VIII adapted by Caridad Svich (Play On- Classic Stage Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festial; Dir.), Tres Hermanas by Cristina Garcia (Central Works Theater, Dir). Hercules (The Public Theater’s Public Works, Disney Theatricals; Assistant Dir.).
Recent directing credits: 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).