Adam Marple '10 Directs ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ at The American University

BY Emma Schillage, November 16, 2021

Theatre Directing alumnus Adam Marple '10 is directing Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where he is Assistant Professor of Directing.


The American University has decided to mount The Skin of Our Teeth, one of Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder’s most famous plays, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the playwright's birth. This comedy spans the entirety of world history, while focusing on one ordinary American family who lives through it all. The Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey, perseveres through Ice Ages, floods, and devastating war. The play is about fortitude and the fate of humanity. It is a play that is set across the ages and presents a theatrical allegory that touches on human resilience in the face of life-altering events. It speaks to all that humans have overcome since the beginning of time. 


The show runs from November 16 through 24 at the Gerhart Theatre. 

Adam Marple is Co-Artistic Director of the internationally recognized Theatre of Others and was Founding Artistic Director of the NYC-based Necessary Theatre Company. Adam has directed over 50 productions and interdisciplinary works Regionally and Off-Broadway in the Americas, in Europe, and across South East Asia. He created and served as artistic director of the annual Solo Festival of one-person performance in Singapore and continues to mentor young theatre-makers around the world. He teaches composition and directing to students from the Yale School of Drama, Accademia Teatro Dimitri, The Juilliard School, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) amongst others in his own workshops with Theatre Company.