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Adam Sanders (he/him/his) is a theater artist, director, and administrator with a background in educational theater. He began working at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in 2011 as Artistic Associate. In 2012 he was made Associate Artistic Director and built CSC’s educational and training programs. He directed the Apprentice Program, an intensive classical actor training program for undergraduate and recently graduated students where he also taught text analysis and directed public performances. Adam created and directed CSC2, a cohort of early-career actors that works with CSC for an extended period. As part of the CSC2 program, Adam led the creation of the Stage2 performance series, Shakespeare productions performed by CSC2 actors and staged for middle and high school audiences. While CSC was in residence at Babson College, Adam supported the artistic development of undergraduate business students as the Associate Director of the Sorenson Center for the Arts. He worked with student groups to advance artistic missions on campus and ran a scholarship program of his own design called the Sorenson Scholars, a cohort of undergraduates that present new artistic projects to the community yearly and grow through peer feedback. In October of 2019 he was made Managing Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.
Adam has served on the board of Stage Source since 2016 and as treasurer since 2019. He has acted and directed professionally in Boston since 2006. Adam holds a B.A. in English from UMass, Amherst, an M.A. in theater and community from Emerson College, and an M.B.A from Babson College.