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- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Age Range: 25 - 35
- Vocal Range: Baritone
- Eyes: Hazel
- Hair: Brown
- Height: 5' 10"
Adam Wagner, originally from Chesterton, Indiana, is a graduate (2005) of the musical theater department at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Unable to afford piano lessons, he is self-taught and began to write songs in 2001. In June 2005, he presented an original revue, Don't Look Down, as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The show received the Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Alternative Production and a Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Award.
"Traci's Song" premiered in NYC at the MAC/ASCAP Songwriters' Showcase and Things to Chase: A Composer's Showcase. Adam attended the Composers Stage Project as part of the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and was regularly mentored for three years by the program's director, Craig Carnelia.
He introduced himself as a songwriter to the New York community in An Evening of (mostly) True Songs at the Laurie Beechman Theater, featuring the Broadway talents of Andrea Burns, Justin Bohon, and Katie Klaus.
As an actor, he can be seen as Phil in the film, Teeth, which premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. He has also done several sketch comedy shows around NYC and has worked at The St. Louis Muny, Ogunquit Playhouse and Seacoast Repertory Theater. In 2003, Adam studied abroad at the Midsummer in Oxford program as part of the British American Drama Academy where he performed for Sir Ben Kingsley, Mark Wing-Davey and more.
Making the switch to theatre administration, Adam became the Artistic Director of Grandstreet Theatre in Helena, Montana. He oversaw 20 musical and play productions, and his production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical received the AACT Regional Award for Outstanding Direction & Choreography.
Adam then traveled to Tampa to develop and implement a musical theatre certification program for Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, focusing mainly on grades 5 through 12. On the side, he was instrumental in the start of Theatre Tampa Bay, an alliance organization for professional theatres in the Tampa Bay area. Serving as Vice President and Director of Marketing, he implemented a one-stop shop website, very similar to Theatre Puget Sound!
Most recently, Adam served as the first Executive Director of Twilight Theatre in Greensburg, Kansas. He was hired to coordinate the final stage of construction and open a $3.6 million film and performing arts center after the town of Greensburg had been completely destroyed by an EF5 tornado in 2007. Having opened the facility 6 months early and operating its first year with a surplus, he is now relocated to Seattle in search of the next big project while building his own nonprofit consulting business.
Professions/skills: Writer;Web Designer;Volunteer or Board;Voice Talent;Singer;Producer;Public Relations;Marketing;Managing Director;Director;Development/Fundraising;Dancer;Composer;Choreographer;Bookkeeper/Accounting;Artistic Director;Administrator;Actor;Acting Instructor