Adrian Bridges

Guitarist, Composer, Sound Designer

to Oct 21

This Sinking Island

Musical Arrangements & Sound Consultant


A family inclusive play set in a landscape of repurposed material, The Anthropologists' This Sinking Island uses movement, masks and live music to tell the story of a family who must leave all they've ever known in search of a new home. Crafted from research by the company with sea level rise science and climate refugee testimony, this 45 minute performance builds a bridge between understanding climate science and imagining a better and more just future. 

Friday, Oct 20 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, Oct 21 @ 10:30AM & 12:30P

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9:00pm 9:00pm

Family Liquid Dinner Cabaret – Wacky Aunt Edition


Accompanist and featured performer for Family Liquid Dinner at Symphony Space's Bar Thalia.

Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway
New York, New York 10025

Family (Liquid) Dinner is back with a night of songs inspired by that kooky family member that loves doing crafts, wearing all of the sequins/feathers/crazy hats, and usually starts sing alongs or dance parties after the meal... the Wacky Aunt!!

Come dressed in costume and let's start celebrating Halloween early!


Amazing guest performers including Cali DabyLauren Dortch-CrozierKyle MotsingerJackson SturkeyJenny Pinzari, and Lisa Flanagan and more to be announced soon!

No cover, no minimum.

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to Nov 19

Solstice Party

Original Music (featured songs, direction, and underscoring) and Sound Design


Live Source Theatre Group presents the world premiere of

written by Susan Soon He Stanton
directed by Tyler Mercer

November 2-19*, 2017
The Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre
at the A.R.T./New York Theatres

A group of friends gather to celebrate the Summer Solstice together in the deep Upstate New York woods behind an old farmhouse. What begins as a casual, fun weekend quickly devolves into something more sinister; a power-struggle and then a game of survival that is by turns bizarre and shocking. Written as a Jonestown parable for the Trump era, playwright Susan Soon He Stanton explores themes of “group-think” and betrayal that instigate our deepest primal fears.

$20 for Students & Seniors
$25 for Regular Admission

Visit for more information.

*Special Benefit Performances November 9th
Featuring: Satomi Blair, Phoebe Dunn, Hallie Hadara, Chris Ignacio, Patrick Andrew Jones, Michael Vitaly Sazonov & Stephanie Weeks

Scenic Design: Bryce Cutler
Costume Design: Angela Harner
Lighting Design: Mary Ellen Stebbins
Assoc. Lighting Designer: Keithlyn B. Parkman
Sound Designer & Original Music: Adrian Bridges
Projection Designer: Kevan Loney
Prop Master: Brett Warkne
Stage Manager: Jamie Rose Bukowski
Production Manager: Timothy Semon
Fight Choreographer: Mitch McCoy
Press Rep: David Gibbs/DARR Publicity

For additional credits, and to learn more about Live Source, visit

For Ages 13+. This production contains violence and other material not suitable for children.

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to Oct 14

Intuitive Men @ The Tank

Original Music & Sound Design

During the course of a 60-minute hot yoga class, two men breathe. They tighten their core. They visualize their chi. They express a desire to change. They accept humiliation. They are good. They are bad. They are rotting. The world is not better for them having been in it.

Intuitive Men is a 60-minute psychic-fatalistic power yoga class play.

The Tank Theater
312 W. 36th Street
1st Floor (Back Elevator)
New York, NY 11211

Written by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz
Directed by Jake Beckhard

Will Arbery
Brendan Dalton
Nataysha Echevarria
Liz Leimkuhler

Produced by Audrey Rosenblith

Scenic Design by Julie Solomon
Costume Design by Mitchel Austin Wolf
Original Music & Sound Design by Adrian Bridges
Assistant Direction by Carolyn Kettig
Movement Coaching by Matty Davis

Developed with support from the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hearth Gods, Creeky Joint Arts Retreat, and STAG at Chinatown Soup

60 minutes

September 13th @ 7pm
September 14th @ 7pm

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Burning Leaves @ The NYNW Theatre Festival

Sound Design and Original Music for a staged excerpt production of Tom Rowan's new full-length play, Burning Leaves

Featured at the New York New Works Theatre Festival
Wednesday, October 11 — 7PM

The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036


BURNING LEAVES is set in Pittsville, a small town in Illinois. Matt Leland is a 32 year-old actor who has left New York after some traumatic experiences and is trying to start a new life for himself as a high school drama teacher. He's moved into the spare room in the home of Jane Potter, the guidance counselor at the school where he's teaching.

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to Sep 23

Intuitive Men @ The Brick

Original Music & Sound Design


During the course of a 60-minute hot yoga class, two men breathe. They tighten their core. They visualize their chi. They express a desire to change. They accept humiliation. They are good. They are bad. They are rotting. The world is not better for them having been in it.

Intuitive Men is a 60-minute psychic-fatalistic power yoga class play.

The Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Written by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz
Directed by Jake Beckhard

Will Arbery
Brendan Dalton
Jillian Sun

Produced by Audrey Rosenblith

Scenic & Light Design by Daniel Prosky
Costume Design by Mitchel Wolf
Original Music & Sound Design by Adrian Bridges
Assistant Direction by Carolyn Kettig
Choreography by Matty Davis

Developed with support from the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Creeky Joint Arts Retreat

60 minutes

September 21st @ 7pm
September 22nd @ 9pm
September 23rd @ 7pm

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to Sep 24


Music arrangement and sound design for the latest work by frequent collaborator Ran Xia


Written & Directed by Ran Xia

Persephone gets snatched to the underworld, but the place isn't really what she expected. Hades has his own problems to deal with as well, especially when the memory archive is at capacity with the refugees pouring into the world of the dead. 

Run time is about 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 10 minute intermission

IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014


FEATURING Zoe Abuyuan, Diane Chen (Dionysus), Jes Davis (Kharon), Maricelis Galanes (Hermes), Sean Hinckle (Ares), Finn Kilgore (Hades), Lizzy Ana Lincoln (Persephone), Andrea Negrete, Jara Skagfjord, Sarah Gwynne Walker, and Marie Zoumanigui (4:48).

Associate Director is Julia Levine. Assistant Directors are Jake Beckhard and Charlotte Arnoux. Additional Musical is by Emily Krause. Fight Choreography is by Madeleine Emerick and the Dispatch Combat Collective. Set Design is by Julie A. Solomon. Lighting Design is by Elizabeth M. Stewart. 

POMEGRENADE performs on
Wednesday 9/13 at 8, Friday 9/15 at 8, Saturday 9/16 at 8 (Opening), Sunday 9/17 at 2, Wednesday 9/20 at 8, Friday 9/22 at 8, Saturday 23 at 2, and Sunday 9/24 at 7.

RAN XIA: interdisciplinary dramatist, co-founder of The Arctic Group and co-curator of The Polar Bear Plunge at Lucky Jack’s NYC. Past visual arts projects include Art Takes Times Square, Stories of the Creative (SEE.ME), Dacia Gallery (Times Square Arts Centre), Spiegel Me (Installation at Fountains Foundation, Columbia College, Chicago). Recent theatre credits include Harmony (a prerecorded virtual audio play), De Profundis, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte (Co-Writer, Exquisite Corpse Company), Wanda, Daisy, & the Great Rapture (Director, Exquisite Corpse Company), Disability (Director, play by Ivan Faute, Planet Connections Festival), Princess Anybody (Dir. Rachel Graf Evans, A physical performance piece/forum theatre), Word Play (Radioactive Festival and Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016), [AI] (An adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Novella Anthem at Brick Theater), Baby Fat: Act I (A punk rock opera based on Screeching Weasel’s album of same title, Dir. Michael Scholar, Jr. with Columbia Stages and LA MAMA)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales final and there is no late seating at IRT Theater.
***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.***

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to Aug 23


Original music and sound design


The Food Plays present UPROOT by Julia Levine, at HERE (145 6th Avenue) on Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30pm.

Merging non-linear narrative with tropes from twenty-first century life, UPROOT combines text- and movement-based moments to meditate on where our food comes from. UPROOT is the inaugural play in The Food Plays series.

HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave
New York, NY 10013

UPROOT grows out of questions around the Western industrial food system: Where does our food come from, and how did we get to be disconnected from its source? Five anthropomorphized foods take on these questions, as they build community, travel through time and space, and realize their potentials. Audiences encounter these foods in everyday places, from the grocery store, to the office, to the movie theatre, through text- and movement-based moments.

UPROOT is written and directed by Julia Levine, in collaboration with the ensemble and director Tyler Thomas. UPROOT features lighting design by Maybe Burke and sound design by Adrian Bridges. UPROOT is performed by Jo'Lisa Jones, Adam Mahieddine, Trevor Nalepka, Julie Orkis, and Atiya Taylor, and is stage managed by Lyndsey Barratt.

This production is a part of [email protected]: Co-op, HERE's curated summer rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

About The Food Plays:
The Food Plays is a performance-based initiative founded by writer, director, and producer Julia Levine to cultivate community around topics of food and food justice. The Food Plays are comprised of a series of performance works raising specific questions about the Western industrial food system, including: how did we get to be disconnected from where our food comes from; who makes choices about our agricultural system; why is there food surplus around the world, yet there is so much hunger?



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9:00pm 9:00pm

Family Liquid Dinner Cabaret - Hippie Grandma Edition

Accompanist and featured performer for Family Liquid Dinner at Symphony Space's Bar Thalia.

Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway
New York, New York 10025

Family (Liquid) Dinner is back with a night of songs inspired by one of our personal favorite stereotypical guest at dinner... Hippie Grandma!! There will be Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Hair the musical galore!

Amazing guest performers including Lauren Dortch-CrozierTessa Jane FaireySarah MontanaElizabeth WrightNatalie HerzigMay BoydAdrian Bridges, and more to be announced soon!

No cover, no minimum as per usual.


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to Jul 16

Chickens In The Yard

Original Music & Sound Design featured in Adjusted Realists' production of Chickens In The Yard

By Paul Kruse
Directed by Will Taylor
Starring Maggie Low*, Jeremiah Maestas*, Roger Manix, Sangi Varsano

June 28 - July 16, 2017
Brooklyn, NY


In a rustic home in Pittsburgh, John and Tom feel their futures tugged in opposing directions by career prospects and family tensions. But Chickens in the Yard, Paul Kruse’s lyrical play that premiered at Quantum Theatre in 2015, is no conventional domestic drama. Echoing every emotional beat in this expansive collage of memories are the lives of the home’s chickens, intense, inscrutable, and sneakily as human as their human counterparts. As the spotlight shifts between man and fowl, Chickens in the Yard scratches at the thin skin of contemporary relationships, with parallel creatures yearning for love and normalcy in a deeply abnormal world

ADJUSTED REALISTS tell theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds. Their first production was the acclaimed revival of Nicky Silver's PTERODACTYLS. Other productions includes the world premiere of Stephen Kaliski's GLUTEN! at 59E59 Theaters (NYIT Award winner) and MEMORIAM at FringeNYC. The collective was founded in 2014 and includes Stephen Kaliski, Roger Manix, Maggie Low, Jeremiah Maestas, and Rachel McPhee. 

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Charade's Benefit Concert

Adrian features on bass with CHARADE for their first and last gig of the summer. Come join us for a musical evening, and show support to Doctors Without Borders! CHARADE will be donating half of all proceeds to the organization currently helping in Syria and other war-torn countries.

CHARADE is a Brooklyn-based band, originating from the West Coast. Our music experiments across musical genres, pulling from classical jazz, piano pop, modern indie, with a subtle but unmistakeable noir undertone. 

We'll be playing on Stage 3 at Rockwood, 10pm sharp. Please note the venue is strictly 21+.

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8:30pm 8:30pm

Special Guest Performance with Mochi Parra & David Pinto

Adrian performs as a special guest artist with Mochi Parra & David Pinto at El Taller Latino Americano.

Friday, June 2 at 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

El Taller Latino Americano
215 E 99th St, New York, New York 10029


Born in the rural town of Parral, Chile, Mochi Parra began training as a concert cellist and performer at the age of five. Deeply rooted in Chilean folk songs, her repertoire stretches to embrace musical influences from all over South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. Her captivating voice has been heard in combination with a number of remarkable musicians such as Carlos Hayre, Juan Falu, and Carlos Mejia Godoy.

Berkeley Jazz School teacher David Pinto is internationally known for his work as music director, arranger, and bass player for Grammy-winner Susana Baca. He was a member of Peru Jazz, a group highly praised for their innovation in encompassing Pervian roots. David also leads the group Syncopated Colors.

Mochi and David are teaming up to present a concert of South American musical jewels that will set a precedent for the boundless possibilities between the voice and a six-stringed bass. The two gave taste of their beautiful musical dialogue at the Encuentro Festival last December when presenting an arrangement of the late Rafael Manriquez’s “The Hand,” and were said to have “created an exquisite orchestration.” It goes without saying that we are in for a treat!

Special Guest: Adrian Bridges
Suggested Donation $15

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8:00pm 8:00pm

Charade @ Sir D's


Looking for a chill, friendly evening out on the park? Look no further! CHARADE is playing a live set at Sir D's this month; also playing are CHARADE friends Alexandra Castano and Benjamin Husil. Come and give a listen with a cup of coffee in hand and a friend by your side! Open to all ages. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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9:00pm 9:00pm

Family Liquid Dinner Cabaret – Drunk Uncle Edition

Adrian joins Family (Liquid) Dinner as an accompanist and featured performer for a night of songs inspired by that family member that no one likes to talk about... Drunk Uncle edition!

Amazing guest performers including Nygel D. RobinsonLucy MyrtueKate CorsaroCali DabyKate Gunther, Johnny Giovanni(Christian Jacobs),Kevin Kelly, Matt & Sarah MontanaAdrian Bridges, and more to be announced soon!

No cover, no minimum as per usual.

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to May 14

Two Of A Mind

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Sound Design in "Two of a Mind," an evening of solo performance exploring the restlessness of the human mind and shedding light on mental illness that lies beneath the surface. 

"The Insomniac’s Almanac" by Austin Crowley
"Journey to the Center of a Black Hole" by Paige Goodloe

In support of Project UROK ( 

Friday, May 12 at 7pm
Saturday, May 13 at 7pm
Sunday, May 14 at 7pm

Runtime: 120 minutes with intermission. 

Tickets available at

"The Insomniac’s Almanac"
Writer and Performer - Austin Crowley
Director - TJ Weaver

"Journey to the Center of a Black Hole"
Writer and Performer - Paige Goodloe
Developed with and Directed by - Lauren Z. Adleman
Assistant Director & Stage Manager - Lila Elias

"Two of a Mind"
Producer - Austin Crowley
Producer - Ned Cloonan
Producer - Brenna Ross

What’s on your mind before you fall asleep at night?
“What was I thinking when I said that?”
“Does he feel the same way about me?”
“How long have I been laying here?”

"The Insomniac’s Almanac" brings us inside the bedroom and the mind of Teddy, an insomniac, as he battles with his sleeplessness and questions his own sanity. Luckily, Teddy has his trusty almanac to aid him in his quest for sleep. Plumbing the depths of a sleepless mind, we search for the root cause of a disease that affects nearly 60 million Americans every year. You’ll never look at sleep the same way again after you crack open The Insomniac’s Almanac.

"Journey to the Center of a Black Hole" follows the spiral in and down, both in space and in the human mind, of warps in spacetime so intense that nothing can escape, not even light. Through interactive astrophysics demonstrations, Powerpoints, and personal anecdotes, we explore the darkness that hides all around us, finding tools to understand the black holes we know in our own lives and map the astronomical landscapes of our communities. Come learn to be an astronomer of the human spirit as we take our journey to the very center of a black hole.

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8:30pm 8:30pm

Resistance Soup: Immigrant Defense Project

A one-night action extravaganza.
A variety show to save the world.
A town hall rally on club drugs.
An orgy of good intentions.

TIX: $10 at the door
[free reservations -]
SHOW: 8:30PM


For this Resistance Soup, every farthing that changes hands goes directly to:
The Immigrant Defense Project
(IDP) -
An organization founded "to transform a racially biased criminal legal system that violates basic human rights and an immigration system that tears hundreds of thousands of immigrants with convictions each year from their homes, their families and their communities."

Adrian Bridges + Miguel Rivera
Angela Sclafani + Gabe Merizalde
Carissa Matsushima (of the Voodoo Lillies)
Cristina Pitter
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Sam Corbin 
Hosted by Zachary Infante

Volunteers: Shannon SpanglerAmanda MarieVinnie Urdea, and Sarah Krauss
Lighting: Daniel Prosky
Set: Bryn Elizabeth
Images: Christopher Sutton

Produced by Serena Berman and Jake Beck

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Songs of the Resistance

Adrian accompanies Jessie Mae Atkinson & Kiley Caughey of Liquid Family Dinner at Songs of the Resistance.

Join Fundamental Theater Project and Atelier Roquette in an evening of music and community to benefit Planned Parenthood NYC. Featuring performances by artists such as Jeri Silverman, Melany Watson and Cassidy Andrews, we will be singing the rally cries of the resistance, old and new, and raising funds to help protect women's healthcare and reproductive freedom. 

$25 cover charge, all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood NYC.
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tickets can be purchased in advance at

Featuring performances by:
Jeri Silverman
Mercy Baez
Melany Watson
Jodi Valentin
Pia Paez
Robin Jill & Gabriel Morton
Diana Zinni
Jessie Mae Atkinson & Kiley Caughey
Cassidy Andrews
Anne Bobby
Alison Blair
Valorie Curry
Natalia Escobar
Stacy Lynn Gould
Anne Bobby
Lauren Downie
Kaitlyn Gill
and more!

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to Mar 31

As I Lay Dying

Featuring sound design by Adrian Bridges

Performances at 7:00PM Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31


A multi-authored adaptation of William Faulkner's masterpiece novel, following the Bundren family's journey across stormy state plains to honor their mother's dying wish. With Live Source's signature stylistic and immersive design, this production will bring audiences through Faulkner's dense and emotional odyssey, drenched in a rural, southern gothic world.

adapted after the William Faulkner novel by
Kara Lee Corthron, Libby Emmons, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Rehana Lew Mirza, Cori Thomas & Pia Wilson

featuring performances by John Blaylock, Khalia Davis, Chris Dieman, John Fico, Hallie Hadara,
Shannon Haddock, Andrew Hamling, Alana Osborn-Lief, Karsten Otto, Grace Smith & Gonzalo Trigueros

Director: Tyler Mercer
Scenic Design Consultants: Christopher & Justin Swader
Costume Designer: Kate Fulop
Lighting Designer: Marika Kent
Associate Lighting Designer: Elizabeth M. Stewart
Sound Designer: Adrian Bridges
Video Designer: Mark Costello
Additional Video: Jeff Wood
Original Music: Chris Dieman
Production Stage Manager: Maggie Snell

Produced by Live Source Theatre Group

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8:00pm 8:00pm

Elite For Pre-Release Jam Session @ Desmond's Tavern

Desmond's Tavern
433 Park Ave
Fri 1/27 8pm
Cover: $10




To the dopest friends fam and fans in the multiverse; we got an album dropping and we'd love to invite y'all to come listen to some of the jams live before we throw a whole party for the album release sometime this year. 

Come chill and have a drink with us at Desmond's Tavern in midtown NYC and vibe out on a track or two before we kick it into high gear!

Download or stream Elite For's debut EP on iTunes, Spotify, and, and check out Adrian Bridges, featured on the track Strength.

ELITE FOR is the creation of three New York City nerds mixing funk, soul, R&B, and rap with a dash of digital love.  Composed of producers and emcees IZZY MAN and Danny Zenith, partnered with opera/R&B singer ON-KI, the trio is on a constant flow to be the very best. With vibes like The Roots mixed with Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Street Fighter II: Turbo Edition, these old teenagers with attitude are ready to rock out.

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9:00pm 9:00pm

Family Liquid Dinner Cabaret – Choose Your Own Family Edition

Family (Liquid) Dinner is back with Choose your Own Family Edition! A night of songs and stories about love, peace, and acceptance.

No cover, no minimum, amazing guest performers including:
Lucky GretzingerCarl HowellAdrian BridgesMichael MurrayKyle MotsingerKelly HigginsJames StressCarolyn BerlinerRuby Powers,Alan Simon, and more!!

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Polar Bear Plunge: Fire Hazard


Sound Design for an original puppet piece by Jake Beckhard: MAN FROM MICHIGAN featuring Serena Berman and Trey Fillmore at The Arctic Group's Polar Bear Plunge: Fire Hazard.

Polar Bear Plunge: FIRE HAZARD
(Imbibe and tip liberally.)
Door at 5:30 pm, show at 6:00 pm

Short materials created by Arctic Humans, and many friends

Hosted by The Ten-Year-Old Couple (Who might or might not be allowed to be there in the first place) aka Adrian Burke and Therese Dizon

BATTLE AND DOUBT Rap battle by Jordon Waters and Adam Bourque
KING ME by Victoria Giambalvo performed by Charlotte Arnoux and Ran Xia
MAN FROM MICHIGAN by Jake Beck featuring Serena Berman, Trey Fillmore, and Adrian Bridges
FIRE HAZARD cranes by Cristian Marianciuc aka Icarus.Mid.Air
OUT IN THE WOODS NOW by Ran Xia featuring Victoria Giambalvo,Christopher Erlendson, and Harrison Wilkie
Monologue by Charlotte Arnoux performed by Florence LeBas
New work by Sean Jenny

Performance opportunity courtesy of Bunga's Den and Fail Better Reading Series by Esther Ko

Suggested donation $5

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to Nov 20

De Profundis

Written by Ran Xia

Part of Midtown Theater Festival
De Profundis was first developed during Exquisite Corpse Company's Writer's Lab 2016 Spring

This is the story for the mermaids who longed for sound. This is the story of an inventor, a costume designer, a mysterious seashell collector, and a pair of young lovers, and an enchanted mirror, revealing things you're not ready to let go. 

Earthly and Oceanic creatures played by Jim Sherwood, Rosanne Rubino,Juliana PhilippiAdrian BurkeTherese Dizon
Assistant Director Charlotte Arnoux
Sound Design by Adrian Bridges
Costume Design by Florence Le Bas

Performances runs about 70 minutes
(Dates and times subject to change)
Wed Nov 16 - 6:00pm
Fri Nov 18 - 8:30pm
Sat Nov 19 - 3:45pm
Sun Nov 20 - 1:30pm

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to Nov 7

The Debates: General Election Performances

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Adrian performs as an actor and musician in addition to sound designing, composing, and working on the team of writers, dramaturgues for the final edition of Theater In Asylum's election series: The Debates.


A staged adaptation of the 2016 Presidential Debates. With mimicry, abstraction, and earnest curiosity, we seek to illuminate the candidates, their policies, and their characters.

Sunday, November 6 at 7pm
Sunday, November 6 at 9pm
Monday, November 7 at 7pm
Monday, November 7 at 9pm

Buy a reserved ticket or get in line on the day of the performance. All unsold seats will be given away for free one hour before each show.

Conceived and Directed by Paul Bedard
Choreographed by Katie Palmer
Dramaturgical Team lead by Samantha Keogh
Assistant Directed and Video Designed by Jake Beckhard and Julia Levine
Lighting Designed and Production Managed by Dan Stearns
Sound Design and Original Compositions by Adrian Bridges
Production Designed by Yonit Friedman

Marketing Art by Ran Xia
Stage Managed by Ariella Axelbank

Created and performed by Adrian Bridges, Kayla Catan, Farrah Crane, Tony Curtis, Calandra Daby, Lawrence Dreyfus, Sarah Eismann, Amanda Ghosh, Joe Marx, Camara McLaughlin, Blake Sugarman, and Kelly Webb

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Original Music and Sound Design by Adrian Bridges in Lyra Theater's production THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI.


Days before a major election, a low-level campaign worker opens a mysterious envelope. What he discovers transforms his perspective on power and politics in America. In this volatile moment, Lyra Theater's relocated production of THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI asks what happens when democracy becomes a circus and a nation's imagination runs wild.


Thursday, 10/20 @ 8 PM
Saturday, 10/22 @ 3 PM and 8 PM
Wednesday, 10/26 @ 8 PM
Thursday, 10/27 @ 8 PM
Saturday, 10/29 @ 3 PM and 8 PM
Wednesday, 11/2 @ 8 PM
Thursday, 11/3 @ 8 PM
Friday, 11/4 @ 8 PM
Saturday, 11/5 @ 3 PM and 8 PM

LOCATION: The Cave at Calvery-St. George's (209 E 16th St.)

This production marks the debut of Lyra TheaterLyra Theater is the creation of New York City-based artists Hope ChavezNoam Shapiro, andKyle Michael Yoder. With backgrounds in cognitive science, history, media, directing, acting, and producing, we are on a mission to create theater by and for emerging artists. As a constellation of artists, we strive to build a creative home for emerging theater makers in New York City and to pay our artists for their valuable work. Through our productions, workshops, and open-submission policy, Lyra creates theater that aims to challenge audiences, start conversations, build communities, and reflect the diversity of our world.

This show presented in association with The Olmsted SalonThe Olmsted Salon is connecting culture and community with programs including Jazz in the Cave, literature and conversation, readings and theatrical productions all in "The Cave," a stone room in the basement of St. George's Church. For more information, visit

(in alphabetical order by last name)
Matt Biagini*
Aurora Heimbach
Alex Rafala
Amanda Thickpenny
Matthew Van Gessel
Malka W.
Brittany N. Williams*
Kyle Michael Yoder

Producer - Hope Chavez
Director - Noam Shapiro
Stage Manager - Grace S. Peñaranda*
Scenic Designer - Brendan Boston
Lighting Designer - Katy Atwell
Sound Designer - Adrian Bridges
Costume Designer - Alana Roecker
Properties Designer - Brett Warnke
Press Representative - Paul Siebold/Off Off PR
Assistant Producer - Amanda Milone†
Assistant Stage Manager - Haley Turner
Assistant Stage Manager - Kayla Kirkman
Assistant Costume Designer - Kaylee Long

*denotes member of Actors' Equity Association
†Artists in training from The King's College

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8:00pm 8:00pm

Artilliers: Play In A Day

Sound design for 4 new plays conceived and produced within 24 hours of the performance inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire.

4 new plays in just one day? CAN IT BE DONE? Artilliers thinks it can!

WHEN: Saturday August 13 at 8pm

WHERE: Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard St (off the B/D at Grand or the F at East Broadway)

WHAT: On Friday August 12, Artilliers will be selecting a well-known play from the canon to serve as a jumping off point for this insane undertaking. Four playwrights will have just 12 hours complete brand new 10-minute plays of any style. Teams of directors and actors will have the next 12 hours to rehearse, tech, and present these contemporary masterworks for a live, deeply judgmental audience (just kidding, everyone will be nice)!

Playwrights - Charlotte Martin, Matt Minnicino, Tom Nieboer, Ran Xia
Directors - Benita de Wit, Felicia Lobo, Graham Miller, Ryan Szelong
Actors - Ali Andre Ali, Michael Axelrod, Summer Bills, Josh Brown, Jessica Damouni, Nataysha Ann, Allison Frasca, Amanda Nicholas, Ben Peltz, Ben Schrager, Isabelle Van Vleet, Tomas Virgadula
Designers - Ariella Axelbank, Adrian Bridges
Producers - Serena Berman, Jake Beck, Andrew Carr, Nik Aliye, Trey Fillmore

After the performance, WE PARTY! Audience and team members alike can chat, drink, dance, meet, mix, mingle -- all the alliterative things that take place at parties!

Come celebrate new work and marathon endurance with us at our vibrant artistic home in the LES, Chinatown Soup. 

Tickets are $5 at the door (cash only). 

Reserve for free in advance to ensure a seat and get a FREE DRINK!

(Reservations must be claimed five minutes before curtain. There will be tickets available at the door, but seating is limited so arrive early!)

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8:00pm 8:00pm

The Primaries Project

Premiering "To Whom Are We Listening?" an original song about the political upheaval in America.

Theater in Asylum's Project series brings together new short works unified around a single theme. Join us for a night of political theater and art as we ask:

What is a primary? What does it mean?
What is happening to the American psyche right now?
Is this primary different than previous primaries?
What are the “PRIMARIES”?

Featuring new work led by
Paul Bedard
Jake Beck
Adrian Bridges
Jabari Brisport
Joe Breen
Chris Harcum
Robert Gonyo
Katie Palmer
Ran Xia

Join us for a night of new work!
FREE tickets distributed 1 hour before curtain. OR reserve and guarantee your seat for $10.

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to Jun 12

Wanda, Daisy, And The Great Rapture

Adrian performs original pieces for mandolin and banjo as part of Alexis Schaetzle's site-specific production of Wanda, Daisy, And The Great Rapture, at Governor's Island.

Part of EXQUISITE CORPSE COMPANY's revival series
June 11,12

It’s a sticky hot summer in the swamplands of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Step-sisters Wanda and Daisy are used to people disappearing: Wanda’s mother committed suicide and Daisy’s father is fading away as his Alzheimer's worsens and his obsession with an impending Rapture intensifies. A magical story about how we hold onto memory, family, and ourselves.

Written by Alexis Schaetzle
Directed by Ran Xia
Original Music by Adrian Bridges
Dan Decarlo as Bud
Camara McLaughlin as Theresa Lee
Kayla Catan as Wanda
McKenna DuBose as Daisy

Free tickets (suggested donation $5)


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to Jul 17

Manhattan Shakes' Al'ukhraa: A Study in Othello

  • Summit Rock, Central Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Adrian performs a live pre-show set of acoustic music with a rotating crew of guest artists at parks around the city before Manhattan Shakespeare Company's Al'ukhraa: A Study in Othello.


Manhattan Shakespeare Project presents
Al'ukhraa: A Study in Othello


All Performances FREE

All Performances @ 6:00pm


Astoria Park, Queens – June, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Summit Rock, Central Park – June 23, 24, July 7, 8, 9, 10
Morningside Park – June 25, 26, July 14, 15, 16, 17

In the midst of the political tension surrounding Muslim immigrants and communities, this production will bring the voices of contemporary Muslim girls to the foreground by integrating their personal stories and testimonies into Shakespeare’s text. The core mission of Al’ukhraa, rife with audience participation and Brechtian engagement, is to stir communities to action and involvement in protecting our own NYC students.

The play, directed by Sarah Eismann, tells the tragedy of a Moorish general in the Venetian army, his marriage to Desdemona, a senator’s daughter, and the hysteria and racial paranoia whipped up by Othello’s treacherous servant Iago. Featuring a 4-woman Cast: Sarah Eismann, Julie Orkis, Mouna R'miki, Gareth Tidball and the voices and talents of NYC’s young women. Production Team: Julia Levine (Assistant Director), Tom Spencer (Stage Manager), Niki Afsa (Dramaturg), Josh Fried (Stage Management Intern), Christopher Soprano/Sop-Art Studio (Graphic Design).

Rain Policy: The show must go on! We perform rain or shine. We will never cancel a show before showtime. So come on out! Bring a slicker, bring an umbrella. Some of our best shows have been in mysterious and foggy weather.


To Astoria Park in Queens (near 23rd Ave and 19th St):
By subway, take N train to Astoria Blvd Station. Walk West on 23rd Ave towards the East River.

To Summit Rock in Central Park (near 83rd St. at Central Park West):
By subway, take B or C train to 86th St./Central Park West. Enter the park at 85th St.

To Morningside Park in Manhattan (near the pond at 114th St. and Morningside Ave)
By subway, take B or C train to 110th St. / Cathedral Pkwy. Enter the park at 114th St.

For more information about Manhattan Shakespeare Project,
About Manhattan Shakespeare Project:
Manhattan Shakespeare Project is a Shakespeare community committed to fostering the development of the female artist. We explore and create vital and currently viable theatre in four areas: Shakespeare, New Works, International Outreach and Education. And who can resist chicks with swords?

Manhattan Shakespeare Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.
Al’ukhraa: A Study in Othello is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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