Adrianne Embry is a senior pursuing her B.A. in Theatre. Adrianne is an alumna from Warren Central High School. Last year her hardwork and dedication granted her the Suzanne Collins & Charles Pryor Scholarship this past year. Her previous works include IU mainstage productions: Haus of Mirth (Edie) and Barbecue (Adlean). She has performed in staged readings such as Smacked Up Love (Faye) which is a new work by Christin Cato and Mountaintop (Camae) by Katori Hall. She was the assistant stage manager for last season’s production of The Goat, or, Who Is Sylvia? Outside of IU she has been apart of Wabash’s production of The African Company Presents: Richard III as Ann. Adrianne is also an award winning slam poet. She has won awards for the Eric Sharp Gateway Poetry Award for her poem “On Why I Can Never Bear A Child” and the same poem received an honorable mention for the Marianne Hedges Award as well. Along with these accolades she received an honorable mention for her poem “Whites Define Post Racial Using the Blood of Blacks” in a Rebecca Pitts Poetry Award competition. Adrianne left the far eastside of Indianapolis to attend Western Kentucky University then returned to attend IUPUI before she found her home here at IU.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN