Adam J. Thompson is a designer working with video and interactive technology in live performance. He has worked previously as a director and a producer and is the Founding Director of The Deconstructive Theatre Project, a non-profit multimedia creative laboratory which he founded and led from 2006 - 2016.

His work as a director and as a video designer has been produced and presented off-Broadway, off off-Broadway, regionally, and on tour with companies and at venues that include Boston Lyric Opera, Diversionary Theatre, Beth Morrison Projects, National Sawdust, City Theatre, The Flea, Atlantic Theatre Company, Ars Nova, American Theatre Wing, Terminal 5, Theatre for a New Audience, The Public Theater, La Mama, and HERE. He is an alumni of The Public Theater’s Devised Theatre Working Group and the HERE Artist Residency Program and is a collaborator with the multimedia performance collectives Big Art Group and The Builders Association. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation among others and he was recently selected as an exhibitor and ambassador to the 2018 Beijing International Design Biennial.

He has taught and guest lectured in devised and multimedia performance creation and in video design at The School of Making Thinking, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New York University, the University of North Carolina, and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a BA in directing and dramaturgy from Emerson College and an MFA in Video & Media Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Adam’s work has been called “a multimedia fantasia” (Time Out New York) and praised for “masterfully…illuminating the utter complexity and subjectivity of our own consciousness” (ArtLab), and for being “so purposeful, unique, [and] innovatively reflective on the future of the performing arts” (Letters from the Mezzanine).

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