Adam Mitchell is an award winning theatre director known for his inventive contemporary theatre productions.
He was the Associate and Resident Director for Black Swan State Theatre Company. Production highlights include; Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, The Motherfucker With the Hat, Clinton:The Musical, Boy Gets Girl and When the Rain Stops Falling.
He was the Artistic Director of Black Swan's HotBed Ensemble, production highlights include: Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee, The Shape of Things, pool (no water), The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Laramie Project, Falling Petals and the world premieres of Portraits of Modern Evil by Robert Reid and The Dark Room by Angela Betzien.
His Independent work includes Those Who Fall In Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor (Griffin Independent) and The Great Ridolphi for The Last Great Hunt that won the prestigious Martin Sims Award. It is touring internationally in 2017/18.
He regularly directs Theatre, Opera and Music Theatre for The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), is the Artistic Director of The Performing Arts Perspectives, has worked with Sydney and Melbourne Theatre Companies, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Playwriting Australia, The Australian Theatre for Young People and is a member of the Lincoln Centre Theater Directors Lab (New York).
In 2018 he will be directing Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Back Swan State Theatre Company, reinventing Arabian Nights at WAAPA, developing Girl Rides West and MIMMA The Musical and directing Women on the Verge at The National Institute Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
He is a 40 Under 40 Award winner and has received Equity Guild Awards, Blue Room Theatre Awards, PAWA Awards and recently received the Martin Sims and The West Australian Arts Editor Award for The Great Ridolphi.