Alan Souza is a freelance director, based in New York City.
He has directed both plays and musicals for the Drury Lane/Chicago,
Walnut Street Theatre, Olney Theatre, The Laguna Playhouse, The New Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, The Human Race Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 3D Theatricals, Texas Shakespeare Festival and the John W Engeman Theatre at Northport.
Well-regarded for his revitalization of classic works, he also devotes a great deal of energy to nurturing new works. Some have received prestigious Edgerton Foundation Award grants; most notably The Little Hours, by David Bucknam and based on the short stories of Dorothy Parker, and Exposure Time by Kim Merrill for New Jersey Repertory Company. In recent time, he also helmed the world-premieres of Multiple Family Dwelling by James Hindman for NJ Repertory and Mourning the Living by Mickele Hogan, which debuted at the Abingdon Theatre/Dorothy Strelsin. Upcoming: Death Valley: A Love Story by Sandra Fenichel Asher at Ars Nova in NYC.
He conceived and directed the star-studded benefit concert, First You Dream, for the Actors Fund of America and the Christopher Reeve Foundation, is a frequent Guest Artist at many University Drama Programs, and is a Director and Teaching Artist for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.
Alan is a member of SDC and a Taurus.