2018 Award Recipient
May Adrales was nominated by Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director, WP Theater, who said of the director:
"May Adrales is a director in the prime of her career, who champions brilliant writers, and brings their work to its fullest expression onstage. She has an extraordinary visual sense and sophisticated theatrical vocabulary, a great facility with physical work, but also is able to find the subtlety and humanity in every scene. I'd love to see her recognized for her work."
May Adrales is a director, teacher and artistic leader. She has directed at Milwaukee Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, Lincoln Center, Signature Theatre, Second Stage, Goodman, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Play House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre, and Two River. She is in residence as Associate Artistic Director at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Served as Director of Artistic Programs, Lark Play Development Center and Artistic Associate at The Public. Fellowships: Drama League, NYTW, Van Lier, TCG New Generations. Former Faculty, Yale. MFA, Yale School of Drama. mayadrales.net