Adrian Bridges

Guitarist, Composer, Sound Designer


Adrian is a multi-disciplinary theater artist working as a sound designer, composer, and musician 

Notable Credits

Baruch Performing Arts Center (New York)  | Blessed Unrest  |  Sound Designer

Still At Risk
Theater for the New City (New York)  | Tim Pinckney & Carl Andress  |  Sound Designer, Composer

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play
Muhlenberg College  |  Sound Designer

This Is Modern Art
Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop (New York)  | Blessed Unrest  |  Sound Designer, Composer

Artemesia's Intent
FRIGID Festival (New York)  | The Anthropologists  |  Sound Designer

Solstice Party!
A.R.T. New York Theaters (New York)  | Live Source Theatre  |  Sound Designer, Songwriter, Music Director

Chickens In The Yard
Jack Theater (New York)  |  Adjusted Realists  |  Sound Designer, Composer

As I Lay Dying
BRIC Artist Studio (New York)  |  Live Source Theatre  |  Sound Designer, Music

De Profundis
Midtown International Theatre Festival  (New York) |  Artic Group  |  Sound Designer

The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui
Olmsted Salon (New York) | Lyra Theater |  Sound Designer, Composer

The Debates
New York and Regional Tour  |  Theater In Asylum  |  Sound Designer, Actor, Writer, Music Director

Chinatown Soup (New York)  |  Artilliers  |  Sound Designer

Wanda & Daisy
 Governor’s Island (New York)  |  Exquisite Corpse Company  |  Mandolin/Banjo, Composer

A Dream Play
Chinatown Soup (New York)  |  Artilliers  |  Sound Designer, Composer, Music Director

Plays & Players (Philadelphia)  |  Kaleid Theatre  |  Sound Designer, Composer

Prague Fringe Festival  |  Theater In Asylum  |  Guitarist, Music Director

No Place Like
CHI Movement Arts Center (Philadelphia)  |  Kaleid Theatre  |  Sound Designer, Composer

Once We Lived Here
Urban Stages (New York)  |  Australian Made Entertainment  |  Guitar

United Solo Festival  |  Theatre Row (New York)  |  Less Than Rent  |  Composer, Music Director

The Gallery Players Theater (New York)  |  The Gallery Players  |  Guitar

First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia)  |  Kaleid Theatre  |  Sound Designer, Composer

The Gallery Players Theater (New York)  |  The Gallery Players  | Guitar

Eurydice In Grand Central
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory (New York)  |  Kaleid Theatre  |  Sound Designer

Skirball Center (New York)  |  NYU Steinhardt  |  Banjo

Little Town Blues
The Wild Project (New York)  |  Less Than Rent  |  Guitar, Music Director, Actor

A Light In The Piazza
Loewe Theater (New York)  |  NYU Steinhardt  |  Guitar/Mandolin/Suspended Cymbal

 Abrons Art Center (New York)  |  NYU Tisch  |  Guitar

Loewe Theater (New York) | NYU Steinhardt  |  Guitar/Mandolin/Banjo    

Awards & Recognitions

Designer - Lincoln Center Director’s Lab (2019)

Artemesia's Intent - Best Solo Drama (FRIGID Festival 2018)

¡Olé! - Creative Award Runner Up (Prague Fringe 2014)

Diva - Best Musical and Audience Favorite (United Solo Festival 2013)


Theatre is easy

Emily Cordes
De Profundis (2016)


De Profundis’s celebration of sound finds its full expression in writer/director Ran Xia’s lyrical text and Adrian Bridges’ ethereal audio design. Spanish guitars punctuate the music of waves and rain, blending with Antonio’s shell-and-pin-needle symphonies in multi-layered harmony.


Director Jessica Burr has created an action-packed, attention grabbing, chase of a play... and Adrian Bridges' innervating sound design provides the insistent, vital soundtrack for the unstoppable youth.


Jacquelyn Claire
This Is Modern Art (2018)


Huffington Post

Jed Ryan
Solstice Party! (2017)

Kudos must be given to the visual design/sound team of Solstice Party! The cleanly designed yet meticulously detailed scenery is superb. With the expert lighting, projections, and sound effects, the setting really looks alive.


Delicate, nuanced and shattering... It has humor, heart and an elegant, deceptive surface simplicity.

New York Times

Anita Gates
Chickens In The Yard (2017)


An impeccably designed solstice party (!) under the stars that proves to be more than some millennials in search of themselves have bargained for... Adrian Bridges' aural landscapes command us to a forest far upstate for a dinner party of farm-grown vegetables and roast pig in honor of the solstice.

Theatre is easy

Keith Paul Medelis
Solstice Party! (2017)


The live guitar and flamenco dancing of Adrian Bridges and Sofia Lund sets the tone perfectly, with beautifully restrained playing and dancing which adds to the atmosphere throughout the piece.

Prague Film & Theatre Center

Nicholas Hansen
¡Olé! (2014)


Theatre Is Easy

Keith Paul Medelis
Artemisia's Intent (2018)

Adrian Bridges' sound design is elegant and streamlined.


nY Theatre wire

Glenda Frank
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2016)

This production is off off-Broadway at its best.


Theatre Is Easy

Ran Xia
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2016)

Beyond accurately timed sound bites and effects, designer and composer Adrian Bridges creates a versatile soundscape with original scores.



Debra Miller
Glow (2013)

Kaleid Theatre’s GLOW employs movement, voice, sound, and imagery in an impactful piece on a bare stage that challenges our present direction and confronts the effects that this addictive technology has on the mass psychology of our culture and on the lives of its individual users.


Theatre is easy

Haytham Ellhawray
Little Town Blues (2011)

A joyful and endearing production with catchy music and that will transport you back to your high school days.


The story and the music are intricate and complex, and nothing could have been achieved without an outstanding team to deliver it... It does more than entertain.  It informs a broader worldview.  It heals and caresses those once-hurting parts that we all have.  It speaks to the soul.

The Ultimate Word

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki
Once We Lived Here (2013)