"the basic irreducible fact of theater is:
we're together in this place,
what are we gonna make of it?"
–tim vasen (1964 - 2015)
from this video
Director of a queer adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Philip Dawkins, receiving a workshop at Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts in January, 2019
Associate Director of The Mar Vista directed, written, and choreographed by Yehuda Hyman. Performances at Signature Theatre in March, 2019
Directing a workshop of Herculine and Lola, a new play by Dipika Guha, at Art House Productions in Jersey City in May, 2019
Directing Allison Gregory’s Not Medea at Art House Productions (December 6-16, 2018)
Co-Directing the NYC Premiere of Soft Butter with Creator and Co-Director Éamon Boylan at Ars Nova's ANTFEST (Summer 2018)
Choreographer of a video installation at the new MOXY Hotel opening in downtown NYC (Summer of 2018)
As director/choreographer: Not Medea and Grace, or the Art of Climbing (Art House), Soft Butter (Ars Nova), The White Dress (Araca Project), One Arm (Chautauqua Theater), Pin* and the Blue Fairy (Dixon Place and Drama League Residency), Gruesome Playground Injuries (TheaterLab), Rent, and Singin' in the Rain (Princeton/McCarter.) As choreographer, Walker choreographed the NYC premiere of Normativity (NYMF, dir. Mia Walker) and has previously collaborated with directors Alexandru Mihail, Tracy Bersley, Whitney Mosery, Dawn Monique Williams, and Louisa Thompson. Walker is the associate director of Phantom Limb Company's Falling Out, which premiered at BAM as part of the Next Wave Festival. He recently assisted May Adrales on the world premiere of Idris Goodwin’s The Way the Mountain Moved (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and has previously assisted directors Shana Cooper (Woolly Mammoth and CalShakes), Joel Sass (Guthrie), Yehuda Hyman, Dustin Wills, Andrew Borba, among others. Walker has developed new work with Arena Stage, New Victory, Powerhouse/New York Stage and Film, OZ Arts Nashville, and is Artistic Associate at Art House Productions in Jersey City, NJ.
Adin Walker graduated from Princeton University with degrees in English, Theater, and Gender & Sexuality Studies. At Princeton, his senior directing thesis production of Singin' in the Rain, for which he received the Lewis Center for the Arts' inaugural "Music Theater Award," immersed the story in a whirlwind of dance, actor-musicianship, and wet skin: exploring a world of outsiders trying to find their way inside and the technologization of the body for the movie screen at the onset of talking pictures.
Adin trained at institutions including: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Washington School of Ballet, CityDance Conservatory, Joffrey Ballet School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Operation Understanding DC, among others. In high school he founded and served as the artistic director of the Renegade Dance Company, a youth-run collaborative dance company. Renegade's original dance-theater production entitled "This Street" was a finalist for the MetroDC Dance Award's "Outstanding Youth Performance," and Adin was recognized with a nomination for "Emerging Choreographer." With Renegade, Adin first began to truly interrogate process and he is committed to building and liberating a rehearsal process for rich collaboration, creative risk, and rigorous attention to going deep into the world of a play and unearthing the core truths that drive the storytelling.
Adin is a Yoga instructor, teaching Power Vinyasa Flow. He received his 200-Hour Yoga teacher certification from Yoga to the People, a YogaAllliance registered studio, where he currently teaches.