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 the award winning Those Who Fall In Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor which is showing at Griffin Theatre Company in July/August and The Great Ridolphi for the Last Great Hunt which premiered at Fringe World and won the prestigious Martin Sims Award. It will be touring internationally in 2017/18.
He regularly directs Theatre, Opera and Music Theatre for The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), and has worked with Sydney and Melbourne Theatre Companies, Playwriting Australia, The Australian Theatre for Young People and is a member of the Lincoln Centre Theater Directors Lab (New York).
He is a 40 Under 40 Award winner and has received The Equity Guild Award for Best Direction three times, The Equity Guild Award for Best Production, and twice received the Best Production Award at The Blue Room Theatre. In 2014 he received the PAWA Award for Best Independent Production, and recently received the Martin Sims and The West Australian Arts Editor Award for The Great Ridolphi.