is a Boston-based director and producer with a special interest in new work and opera for new audiences in non-traditional spaces. Recent directing credits include a touring production of BALTIMORE, a new play by Kirsten Greenidge (New Repertory Theatre/Boston Center for American Performance), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Arts After Hours), SACRED WOOD, CAMERA OBSCURA, and AMERICAN FLAG for Opera Bites at Boston Opera Collaborative, LA BOHEME and DIE FLEDERMAUS at the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall (NEMPAC Opera Project), THE MIKADO (Opera Providence), THE MERRY WAY, a new play with music (Anthem Theatre Company) and Mark Adamo’s LITTLE WOMEN at Opera North, where she was the 2013 Young Artist Stage Director. With Opera Boston Underground, Ms. Boris staged several operas in non-traditional spaces including THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS in The Lizard Lounge, TROUBLE IN TAHITI at Cafe 939 @ Berklee, and Salieri’s PRIMA LA MUSICA E POI LE PAROLE at Emmanuel Church. Ms. Boris has directed readings of new plays at New Repertory Theatre, Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company, Fresh Ink, and others. During the 2015-2016 season, she served as the served as National New Play Network Producer-in-Residence at New Repertory Theatre and was a member of the SDCF Observership Class.
Ms. Boris is the Artistic Associate of OperaHub, Boston’s home for innovative chamber opera, where she has co-produced the group’s last two projects. She is currently developing a new devised opera project with OperaHub called TRUNK SHOW: A Fashionable Fantasia of Women on the World Stage, which will premiere in November 2017.
Also in 2017, Adrienne will serve as Assistant Director of the new play RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA by Alan Hruska directed by Rick Lombardo, playing Off-Broadway at New York City Center Stage II from January 24 through April 16. Prior to that, she was Assistant Director for Fiddler on the Roof at New Repertory Theatre, directed by Austin Pendleton.
Also an acting teacher and coach, Ms. Boris has served on the faculty of Boston University School of Theatre and maintains a private monologue and dramatic coaching studio for actors and singers. M.F.A. Directing, Boston University, B.A. Kenyon College.