Adam Sussman in a striped shirt

Adam Sussman

( He/Him/His )
Lecturer Faculty
Location: HUM 275
Office Hours:
Wed: 5:50 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

Adam L Sussman is a director, dramaturg, and educator who makes work that explores unresolved, knotty-cultural questions through radical empathy and wild theatricality. Favorite productions include the world premiere of  Zac and Siah, or Jesus in a Body Bag by Jeffrey Lo at Custom Made Theater, the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage (“One of the top six shows of 2020” SF Chronicle), and a reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice at UT Theatre and Dance (“One of the top productions of 2018” Austin-American Statesman, Best Production and Best Director nominations Austin Critics Table). Adam holds an MFA in theater for the University of Texas at Austin, and has developed work with companies as diverse as The Theater Offensive, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Berkeley Rep, The Orchard Project, and This American Life. As an educator he has worked at UT Austin, American Conservatory Theater, Playwright's Center SF, and currently teaches drama at the Castilleja School.