Lisa Adler

Lisa Adler


LISA ADLER has directed or dramaturged more than 60 plays at Horizon, now in its 35th season of professional contemporary theatre, and founded the New South Festival of plays from, for and about the contemporary South. Critically acclaimed productions of Project Dawn by Karen Hartman, Detroitby Lisa D’Amour, Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies (Suzi Award Best Play 2012), Third by Wendy Wasserstein, In Darfur by Winter Miller, The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Nine Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo, The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien, Quills by Doug Wright, and Skylight by David Hare, all directed by Ms. Adler, were voted top productions of their year by local media. She directed or dramaturged many of Horizon’s New South Play Festival world premieres, including all three productions of The Waffle Palace (co-directed with husband Jeff Adler), Waffle Palace Christmas, and Charm School by Larry Larson and Eddie Levi, Freed Spirits by Daryl Lisa Fazio, Third Country and The Perfect Prayer by Suehlya El-Attar, and Night Blooms by Margaret Baldwin. She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab in NYC and holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where she also returned for post-graduate study in directing.