I AND YOU
by Lauren Gunderson
16 Jan – 18 Feb 2023
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.
She is currently Principal & Head of Acting at VETA, Vienna English Theatre’s two-year diploma acting academy; as well as, Associate Artistic Director of SHOWTIME, Vienna’s 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 Dusseldorf.
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.
Adrienne has a long history directing for Vienna’s English Theatre’s main stage. Productions 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 and most recently Beginning by David Eldridge.
She is thrilled to be working with two former VETA students in a professional setting on such a lovely piece of theatre.