Adriana Baer is the Artistic Director of Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Adriana has directed productions for Artists Repertory Theatre, The Cutting Ball Theater (Associate Artistic Director, 2004-2007 Seasons), Columbia Stages, Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, the cell, and The Acting Company (Staff Director for 2012 national tour, bringing productions of Shakespeare to 32 cities in the US and Canada).  New play development workshops and festivals include Profile Theatre’s In Dialogue Series, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Cutting Ball Theater, Primary Stages and The Lark Play Development Center. Additionally, Adriana has worked with Opera Boston, The Public Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Circus Center/Pickle Circus, Theatre Communications Group, American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  As a teaching artist, Adriana has taught for Portland State University, The Acting Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College Theater in the Schools and Boston Children’s Chorus.  She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.  Member, SDC.