About Adrianne Embry

Adrianne D. Embry is a senior pursuing her B.A. in Theatre. She is an alumna from Warren Central High School and a founder/president of IU’s Black, Brown, and Beige Theatre Troupe. This past year, her hardwork and dedication granted her the Suzanne Collins & Charles Pryor Scholarship. Her previous works include IU mainstage productions: Haus of Mirth (Edie) and Barbecue (Adlean). She has performed in various staged readings for new works in the theatre department and was the assistant stage manager for last season’s production of The Goat, or, Who Is Sylvia? along with By The Bog of Cats, which was the first show of this season. 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 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. 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.

Recent Credits


IU Theatre — God


IU Theatre — Lena Evers/Host, Black Super Hero Magic Mama

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Destiny, jelly beans


IU Theatre — Fortinbras/Ensemble

By the Bog of Cats

IU Theatre — Assistant Stage Manager

At First Sight - A Festival of New Plays

IU Theatre — Edie Farrish (Haus of Mirth)


IU Theatre — Adlean