Adrianne teaches voice and directing at Utah State and has directed numerous productions for Utah State Theatre (UST) including Proof, Our Country's Good, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, West Side Story, Anton in Show Business, Hay Fever, Cabaret and James and the Giant Peach. She has also served as dialect coach on a range of productions for both the Theatre and the Opera programs. For the Old Lyric Repertory Company she directed Patsy Cline, The Foreigner, Relative Values, The Rivals, Sylvia and served as company dialect coach for five seasons. Other professional directing credits include Circle Mirror Transformation and Hold Please for the Salt Lake Acting Company, The Mikado for Utah Festival Opera, Peter Pan for The Egyptian Theatre and Miasma for Plan B Theatre. She recently directed a reading of the new play Do Not Hit Golf Balls Into Mexico for Repertorio Espanol (NYC). She has also worked extensively as a dialect and vocal coach. For the Pioneer Theatre Company she coached Dracula, My Fair Lady, The Heiress, Pride and Prejudice and The Importance of Being Earnest. For the Salt Lake Acting Company dialect credits include Red, Angels in America, Charm, End Days, the Caretaker, Skin in Flames, Boy, I am My Own Wife, Man From Nebraska, Polish Joke, Lobby Hero and Memory of Water. For Utah Contemporary Theatre she coached productions of Distant Music and Talking Wales. Other dialect credits include Cabaret and Pageant, (Egyptian Theatre Company) My Fair Lady (Tuacahn Theatre) Frozen (Pygmalion Theatre), and the film The Redemption of Sarah Cain. She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
Adrianne received her B.A. from the University of Auckland, a Graduate Diploma in Theatre Directing from the British Theatre Association in London and an M.F.A. in Directing from Florida State University. She also received training at the Canadian National Voice Intensive. She has taught at FSU, the New Zealand School for the Performing Arts and the Italia Conti Academy of Dramatic Art in England. A native of New Zealand, Adrianne worked as a director and actor in New Zealand, Australia and England before coming to the U.S.
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