May Adrales

Director

May Adrales  is a freelance director based in New York city, working primarily with new plays and new play development. She helmed the world premieres of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them at Actors Theater of Louisville, Mary at The Goodman Theatre and In This House at Two River Theater Company. Recent and upcoming Productions include Katori Hall’s Whaddabloodclot (Williamstown Theater Festival); Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop (Milwaukee Rep); Stefanie Zadrevec’s Electric Baby (Two River Theater) and David Henry Hwang’s Dance and the Railroad (Signature Theater).

Her off-Broadway credits include Lauren Yee’s Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Rep; Thomas Bradshaw’s The Bereaved (Top Ten of 2009, Time Out) at Partial Comfort Productions; Tommy Smith’s The Wife at Access Theater; Lisa Ramirez’s Exit Cuckoo (Best Solo Performance) at Midtown International Theater Festival; and Anton Dudley’s Cold Hard Cash at Williamstown. She recently directed Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman at Milwaukee Rep and Betty Shamieh’s The Strangest at Here Arts Center. 

She has also directed work at nationally renowned theaters -- The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, New York Theater Workshop, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theater Festival, Partial Comfort Productions and Long Wharf Theatre. She has directed and taught at NYU, Juilliard, Fordham University and Bard College. She served as a faculty member for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab (2006-2009). Ms. Adrales is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.