After completing an honours degree in Drama from York University, Toronto, Canada, from which she received an Award of Excellence in Creative Work, and a second degree in Arts in Education, Adrienne worked as an actor, director, acting coach and teacher in Canada, Singapore and Japan, before settling in Vienna. She is currently Principal of VETA, Vienna English Theatre’s two-year diploma acting academy, and is one of the founding members of SHOWTIME, Vienna English Theatre’s School of Performing Arts.
She has worked as a guest theatre artist around Europe including Debrecen, Athens, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Dresden, and Düsseldorf.
Directing credits in Vienna include: Andrew Bovells’ Speaking in Tongues (dietheatre Konzerthaus), and Patrick Marber’s Closer (Ensemble Theatre), both for Vienna Theatre Project; Top Girls, Spring Awakening the Musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Blood Brothers, Into the Woods (Papageno Award for Best Production), Rent, Dogfight (Papageno Award for Best Production) and Next to Normal for Young VET (Vienna’s English Theatre); Virtual Heroes and On the Brink for Vienna’s English Theatre School Tours; The Nina Variations and My First Time at the 1st Film Academy; and Neil Labute’s bash (Theater Brett) for the E3 Ensemble.
Past productions for Vienna’s English Theatre’s main stage include: Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck, Venus in Fur by David Ives, Annapurna by Sharr White, Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell, Tuesdays With Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, the musical Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt (nominated for Best Musical, Broadway World, Austria), Educating Rita by Willy Russell, Beginning by David Eldridge and most recently I and You by Laura Gunderson. She has appeared at V.E.T. onstage as Susanna in Black Pearl Sings, and as Nora in A Doll’s House Part 2.
Adrienne is honoured to be directing The Glass Menagerie for the 60th anniversary of Vienna’s English Theatre.