Adam Bailey is a multi-award-winning theatre creator, performer, director and educator. He is the founding Artistic Producer of Still Your Friend. He debuted as a playwright, while also directing, Still Your Friend’s inaugural production and Best of Fringe winner; The Assassination of Robert Ford: Dirty Little Coward.
His current creation Franz Ferdinand Must Die, a solo performance written by Bailey, directed by Tyler J. Seguin with sound by Alex Eddington, began touring in 2019, and will be continuing again soon. It has been seen in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Trenton and Edmonton where it played to sold out houses.
Previously for Still Your Friend, his creation and performance of The Life Henri (directed by Laura Anne Harris) was a Now Magazine Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production at the Toronto Fringe in 2017, and toured to Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
Adam Bailey is on Fire, directed by Matt White and developed with support from Factory Theatre, earned a Patron’s Pick in Toronto for the autobiographic tale of growing up queer in an evangelical home. It has toured to Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria and was produced in Kitchener by Green Lights Arts.
Other Directing credits include Skunkweed (Triple ByPass Productions, Winner of 2015 Toronto Fringe Patrons’ Pick and Now Magazine’s Outstanding Production), Dear Uncle Wish (Theatre Enthused), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Flutter By Productions), In His Name (Canadian History Project), and The Enchanted Crackhouse (The Enchanted Collective). As well as Woman in a Monkey Cage, Terrorism, Vinegar Tom, The Taming of the Shrew and Shadow of a Boy as Artistic Director of Royal Porcupine Productions.
Adam Bailey’s career has had a special focus on cabaret, comedy, burlesque and clowning. He was Co-Artistic Director of The Toronto Festival of Clowns for three years and spent five years as a producing member, writer and performer with the comedy burlesque troupe The Shameless Dames (which was recognized as one of Toronto’s top burlesque troupes by The Toronto Star and CBC Radio). He currently works at the Lunacy Cabaret where he developed his bouffant Adult Baby Cupid, which inspired his 2018 Fringe show The ABCs of Love with Adult Baby Cupid (Still Your Friend).
Bailey has trained as a director at Buddies in Bad Times, Soulpepper and Tarragon Theatre. He is a graduate of the Theatre and Dramatic Studies Program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College and has studied improvisation and stand-up at Second City. Additionally, Mx. Bailey works as an arts educator for several theatre companies in Toronto.
Adam can be followed @stillyourfriend on Facebook and Twitter and @still_your_friend on Instagram.