Adam Marple


Adam Marple

Lecturer, BA(Hons) Acting
  • MFA Directing, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • BFA Acting, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Adam is the Co-Artistic Director of the internationally recognised Theatre of Others and is the Founding Artistic Director of the New York City-based Necessary Theatre Company.

He has directed regionally and off Broadway in America, Europe and across Southeast Asia. He has taught internationally at the Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, as well as at The 15th Annual Vietnamese Playwriting Conference, Orvieto Sperimentazione Teatro, La MaMa Umbria, Kyoto University of Art and Design, and Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

His work includes his own adaptation and translation of Dante Alighieri’s La Divina Commedia, The Cherry Orchard, Henry VI part 3, Negligence and Hamlet with his own companies. At LASALLE, his works include The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Big Love, Picnic, Middletown, The Winters Tale, Angels in America: Part 1 and Part 2, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Pajama Game, Daily Life Everlasting, Measure for Measure, and Cabaret.

Adam is currently a Lecturer in BA(Hons) Acting and BA(Hons) Musical Theatre Programmes where he teaches and works with actors, dancers, musicians, and designers.

He has been practicing and teaching The Viewpoints for over 15 years, having worked with its founders Mary Overlie, Anne Bogart and SITI Company and Tina Landau.

Research Interests
  • Spectatorship and the Phenomenology of the Audience
  • Theatrical Spaces as Crucibles of Memory
  • The Unconscious Workings of Spatio-temporal Places of Being
  • Interdisciplinarity and collaboration as an Artistic and Political Act
  • Cognition and Creativity in Improvised Structures
  • The expansion and testing of The Viewpoints as a universal performance language