by Lucas Hnath
28 Feb - 8 April 2022
Adrienne Ferguson

Adrienne Ferguson


After completing an honours degree in Drama from York University, Toronto, Canada, and a second degree in Arts in Education, Adrienne worked as a freelance actor, director, acting coach and teacher in Canada, Singapore and Japan, before settling in Vienna.

Adrienne is currently Vice Principal & Head of Acting at VETA, Vienna English Theatre’s two-year diploma acting school. She is also Associate Artistic Director of SHOWTIME, Vienna’s English Theatre School of Performing Arts.

As an actor some favourite stage roles include: The Angel Americana in Angels in America, Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, and Sylvia, the dog, in Sylvia, at International Theatre Vienna, Victoria in A Moment on the Lips at the Ensemble Theatre for Vienna Theatre Project, Teresa in How the Other Half Loves for Art for Charity at the Kammerspiel, and Susannah in Black Pearl Sings! at Vienna’s English Theatre. She has done a variety of voice work and commercial work in Vienna including television spots for SOS Kinderdorf, Baumax, Bank Austria, and Kronen Zeitung. Her latest film credit is The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich starring Klaus Maria Brandauer and the short feature Earth Moving for Monochrom Films.

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 (Theatre Brett) for the E3 Ensemble. For Vienna’s English Theatre’s main stage she has directed 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), and, most recently, Educating Rita by Willy Russell.

Adrienne has worked as a guest theatre artist around Europe including Debrecen, Athens, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Dresden, and Dusseldorf.

As a huge fan of the original Ibsen play, she is thrilled to be back on stage of Vienna’s English Theatre and in the role of Nora.