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, 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.
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, teaches Musical Theatre Audition technique classes in NYC, and is a recurring Guest Director for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.
He conceived and directed the world premiere of The Little Hours, based on the short stories of Dorothy Parker, for the New Jersey Repertory Company, where he also helmed the world premiere of the play Exposure Time. Both productions received the Edgerton Foundation Award for New Works.
He was nominated for the 2008 Carbonell Award for his work on The Full Monty for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre; the show received 8 nominations in total, including Best Musical, Best Director and Best Featured Actress for Mimi Hines.
Upcoming: the world premiere play Multiple Family Dwelling for the NJ Repertory Company, the world-premiere play Mourning The Living at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (Abingdon) in NYC, the play Tape at the Wild Project in NYC, a modern-age telling of My Fair Lady for the Olney Theatre in DC, a workshop of the new musical Love and Real Estate for Amas Musical Theatre and a madcap re-imagining of Joseph….and his Rainbow Frock for Drury Lane Theatre/Chicago.
Alan is a member of SDC and a Taurus.