Adam Koplan

Adam Koplan is a writer/director and the founding artistic director of The Flying Carpet Theatre Company. Under Adam’s leadership, the company has premiered 12 productions and toured to over a fifteen states and across Europe. Currently he is working on the screenplay version of his 1001 Nights along with collaborators Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez for Twentieth Century Fox. Recent: The Pitmen Painters and Perfect Arrangement at Theatrical Outfit, World premiere of The Dancing Handkerchief – a collaboration between Adam, Robert Lopez, and Geoff Sobelle at Theatrical Outfit. Last year, 1001 Nights:A Love Story About Loving Stories (co-written with Robert Lopez) , played at NY’s Atlantic Theater. The show’s Atlanta debut at Center for Puppetry Arts won two Suzi awards (best TYA production, best TYA ensemble). His production of Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin appeared Lincoln Center as well as played for over 10,000 people across the US on tour. His December ‘17 NY production of Rising to the Tap was named “Top 10 Dance-Performance Pieces of 2017” by Huffington Post. At The Breman Museum and Cultural Center in Atlanta, Adam has written three “jukebox” cabaret/concerts that tell the life story of major Jewish songwriters including pieces that celebrate the life and work of Harold Arlen, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, and Marilyn & Alan Bergman respectively.  In addition to his work as an author and director, Adam ran the performance programs at The Dreamyard Project for 7 years, training and overseeing a dozen teaching artists in residencies in New York City public schools.  Training: M.F.A. in directing from the University of Washington, B.A. from Swarthmore College. Ecole Jacques Lecoq.  Peter Brook Seattle Directing Workshop.  Member: Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.