The Adaptations Project creates a theatrical body of work based on unusual source material by an ever-growing roster of Associate Artists. Founded in 2011 by Donnie Mather, The Adaptations Project adapts New Forms of storytelling to create New Works for a New Century. www.AdaptationsProject.org
Donnie Mather is a theatre artist based in New York. He has performed at Lincoln Center, P.S. 122, HERE, Ohio Theatre, Dance New Amsterdam, Angel Orensanz, Riverside Amphitheatre, and Judson Church. His credits include TROJAN WOMEN A LOVE STORY (Directed by Tina Landau); ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); I, CLAUDIUS (Theatre Askew); A MOUTHFUL OF BIRDS (Rude Mechanicals Theatre); HOW ARE YOU? (Toronto Fringe); and AMERICAN INTERFERENCE (International WOW Company). As an Associate of SITI Company, Mather performed in SEVEN DEADLY SINS and LILITH (both at NYC Opera), and NICHOLAS & ALEXANDRA with Placido Domingo at Los Angeles Opera (all directed by Anne Bogart). With Director Leon Ingulsrud, Mather played Banquo in MACBETH (SITI at Swine Palace Theater) and created & performed A SHOW OF FORCE (NY Fringe, Manizales Theatre Festival in Colombia, Hope College, and the Hudson Guild Theatre). With Director Kim Weild, he has played the title role in UNCLE VANYA, appeared in the NY Premiere of FETE DE LA NUIT by Charles L. Mee, and created & performed KADDISH (or The Key in the Window) based on the poem by Allen Ginsberg. For over ten years, Mather has been a frequent instructor of the Viewpoints Training and the Suzuki Method at the Atlantic Theatre Conservatory, NYU, Columbia University, Univ. of Houston, The New School, Bard College, Fordham University, Louisiana State University, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, and the Iberoamericano Theatre Festival of Bogota, Colombia.
"The piece combines text and movement so creatively that I couldn't that my eyes or ears off it even for a second...utterly captivating. A powerful and very creatively conceived show that deserves a lot of attention" --NYTheatre.com
"Donnie Mather creates a living cartoon" --Variety
"Donnie Mather is the genuine article. I love his acting, his artistry, hi seriousness, and his wild flights of fancy." --Anne Bogart