Adriana Baer Directing Resume


  • Sense and Sensibility, Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, The Alley Theatre^
  • Cry It Out, Molly Smith Metzler, Riverside Productions^
  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare, adapted by Lee Sunday Evans, Portland Center Stage
  • Between Riverside and Crazy, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Bus Stop, William Inge, Portland Community College
  • The Language Archive, Julia Cho, Portland Playhouse
  • Marjorie Prime, Jordan Harrison, Artists Repertory Theatre
  • In the Next Room… or the vibrator play, Sarah Ruhl, Profile Theatre
  • The Price, Arthur Miller, Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl, Profile Theatre
  • True West, Sam Shepard, Profile Theatre
  • Buried Child, Sam Shepard, Profile Theatre
  • My Children! My Africa!, Athol Fugard, Profile Theatre
  • The Road to Mecca, Athol Fugard, Profile Theatre
  • Stage Door, Edna Ferber & George S. Kaufman, Atlantic Theater Stage 2
  • Between Mouthfuls, Alan Ayckbourn, Atlantic Theater Stage 2
  • Killing Time: cabaret of a criminal mind, original work with music, the cell, NYC*
  • Fly Season, John McKinney, WorkShop Theater*
  • Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, Riverside Theater
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, Schapiro Theatre
  • Seagull, Anton Chekhov, Studio Theatre
  • The Hairy Ape, Eugene O’Neill, Schapiro Theatre
  • Tender Was The Night, Jeffrey James Keyes, Studio Theatre*
  • The Suicide of the Glutton, Jason Platt, Studio Theatre*
  • Woyzeck, Georg Büchner, The Cutting Ball Theater
  • The Maids, Jean Genet, The Cutting Ball Theater
  • No Exit, Jean-Paul Sartre, The Cutting Ball Theater

* world premier     ^upcoming

New Play Workshops & Staged Readings

  • A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen (Paul Walsh, trans.), Portland Shakespeare Project
  • Cry It Out, Molly Smith Metzler, Dancing Brain Productions
  • The Oldest Boy, Sarah Ruhl, Shaking the Tree Theatre
  • The Hundred Flowers Project, Christopher Chen, Lark New Play Development Center
  • Knowing Cairo, Andrea Stolowitz, Profile Theatre
  • Sweet Maladies, Zakiyyah Alexander, Ensemble Studio Theatre & Bay Area Playwrights Festival
  • Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart, Caridad Svich, The Cutting Ball Theater
  • Phoenix Flower, Amy Claussen, Primary Stages & Penguin Rep
  • Hungry, Amy Claussen, Profile Theatre
  • Girl Triptych, Janet Allard, The Cutting Ball Theater
  • American Spirit, Robert Katsuno, Artists Repertory Theatre

Artistic Director - Profile Theatre, Portland, OR 7/12 – 12/15

Associate Artistic Director - The Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco, CA 6/04 – 8/07

Associate Directing

  • The Acting Company
  • Beijing International Music Festival/Opera Boston

Assistant Directing

  • Opera Boston, Robert Woodruff
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Libby Appel
  • American Conservatory Theatre, Mark Lamos
  • California Shakespeare Theater, Sharon Ott

Awards & Affiliations

  • Resident Artist, Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)
  • Alumni, Directors Lab West
  • Best New Director, Portland Monthly Magazine
  • Drammy Award for Special Achievement in Producing: Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl
  • Best Production of the Season Drammy nomination: The Price
  • Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award for Best Direction: Woyzeck
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian Top 10 Stage Productions of the Year: No Exit
  • Associate Artist, The Cutting Ball Theater


  • Columbia University, MFA: Theater Directing
  • Sarah Lawrence College, BA: Liberal Arts – Theater and English Literature