“The Need for International Voices in American Theater”
Adam Knight, Producing Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre, will speak about his activities bringing international plays to the American theatre. In particular, his work developing Russian and Georgian works in translation and his association with Red Lab Productions, an international collective dedicated to cultural diplomacy through performance. He will outline his vision for Riverside Theatre’s programming to include more international and international-themed works, and why there is a social imperative for theatres to expand the range of stories that we tell.
Adam Knight is the new Producing Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre. For fourteen years, he was co-Artistic Director of Slant Theatre Project, an Off Off-Broadway company that produced more than two dozen world premieres, working with a large roster of emerging artists.Adam also served as Executive Director of Red Lab, an international collective led by Irina Gachechiladze dedicated to cultural diplomacy through art and performance.
In 2016 he produced the world premiere of Boris Akunin’s “Hamlet. A version” Off-Broadway. Also in 2016, Red Lab produced “The Georgian American Theatrical Feast,” a festival of plays and readings by playwrights from Georgia. He has also worked with the Lark Theatre’s US-Russia Exchange and, most recently, Voyage Theatre Company on new works in translation.