Member since 1975
Ms. Adams is Artistic Director and CEO of The People’s Light & Theatre Company. During her 38 year association with the Theatre, she has directed more than sixty plays, including The Rainmaker, The Trip to Bountiful, Dividing the Estate, Legacy of Light, Nathan the Wise, In the Blood, The Day of the Picnic, Getting Near to Baby, Theophilus North, Twelfth Night, Something You Did, Fabulation, The Member of the Wedding, The O’Connor Girls, The Miser, String of Pearls, Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire, In the Blood, The Little Foxes, Playhouse Creatures, Book of Days, The Road to Mecca, Sally’s Gone, She Left Her Name, Heartbreak House, A Perfect Ganesh, My Mother Said I Never Should, Misalliance, Three Hotels, Peter Pan, The Last Good Moment of Lily Baker, and Taken in Marriage. Ms. Adams has directed readings and workshops of new plays for Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Circle Rep, New York Stage and Film, and the Public Theatre. Abbey served for ten years on the faculty of Swarthmore College and has also taught at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. She has served on a variety of national boards and panels and is an active advocate for arts education. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Ursinus College.