Director Resume

SDC

Off-Broadway/Regional

Crumbs from the Table of Joy
NAACP LDF Virtual Benefit
Rosalind Productions, Inc.
& Martha's Vineyard Playhouse
2020
What Now?
Rattlestick TheaterJAM
2019
What Now?
48Hours in Harlem
2018
Angela's Mixtape
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
2018
A Limbo Large and Broad
New Circle Repertory Theatre
2017
Crumbs from the Table of Joy
Martha's Vineyard Playhouse
2016
Imaginary
Malini Singh, Producer
2014
Demolition of the Eiffel Tower
9/11 Project (New York Premiere)
2011
Harlem Event
Townhouse, Inc
2004
Hattie Goes Back to School
New Perspectives Theatre Company
2003
Before it Hits Home
Chashama Theatre
2001
The Grio Trio
American Museum of Natural History
2001
Just Passin' Through
Chashama Theatre/Circle East
2001
The Dark String
Circle East
2001
Tennessee Waltz by Adrienne Williams
HERE Performing Arts Center
2000
A Prayer for Women
Indigo Café
2000

Opera/Theatre for Young Audience/Musical Theatre

Legacy
HERE PAC
2019
Tales of Hoffman
VPR Opera Company
2008
The Grio Trio
American Museum of Natural History
2000
The Grio Trio
International Children’s Musical Festival
2001

Academic Theatre

She Kills Monsters
Yale School of Drama
2021
Stop Kiss
Juilliard Drama Division
2020
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Hunter College
2019
Picnic
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
2019
Electra
Marymount Manhattan College
2019
Nora
Juilliard Drama Division
2019
Bus Stop
Juilliard Drama Division
2019
Trouble in Mind
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
2018
Uncle Vanya
Juilliard Drama Division
2018
Pipeline
Juilliard Drama Division
2018
Zooman and the Sign
NYU Grad Acting Program
2017
A Raisin in the Sun
Juilliard Drama Division
2017
Luck of the Irish
Juilliard Drama Division
2016
Blue Window
Juilliard Drama Division
2016
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
NYU Graduate Acting
2015
Intimate Apparel
Hunter College
2013
Iphigenia at Aulis
Hunter College
2008
Zooman and the Sign
Hunter College
2002
Antigone (Sophocles) Set in Africa
Marymount Manhattan
1999
The Colored Museum
Marymount Manhattan
1996
***Acting/Directing Member of Circle Repertory Lab now New Circle Theatre Company
**AEA Staged Readings Upon Request

Reviews

For "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"

"Performed with a diverse, multigenerational cast, the play is briskly and smoothly directed by Ms. Williams. Lighting and sound effects are superb. The set design is simple, but it looks absolutely elegant in this production. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a fine example of a show that defies time, generation, and even genre– and manages to be highly entertaining throughout." Read the full review HERE!

-- Jed Ryan, Lavender After Dark

For "Crumbs from the Table of Joy"

"'Crumbs From the Table of Joy,' directed with unflagging grace and realism by Adrienne Williams, is about life itself — engrossing, confounding, messy — and many members of the audience may come away with a sensation that they’ve participated, in real time, in another family’s life. That’s how authentic and odd and tender the moments are." Read the full review HERE!

-- Holly Nadler, The MV Times

For "Angela's Mixtape"

"This is not your usual coming-of-age drama, slogging through the years one after the tedious other. Instead, Eisa's narrative, as realized by director Adrienne Williams, creates a brilliantly visual, musical, and emotional 'mixtape,' spinning and swooping among the years, blending spoken lines with dance moves, music, and songs from soul to disco to protest anthems to tell the story." Read the full review HERE!

-- Pat Waring, The MV Times