Ari Edelson is a director and producer who has worked both in the US and internationally, with recent credits including: Little Black Dress (Boston Playwrights, Eliot Norton Award), The Scariest (Theatres at 45 Bleecker),Vengeance (Cherry Lane), Expats (The New Group, NY), Jump! and Realism(The Exchange, NY), The Attic (Play Company, NY, Obie Award), The Atheist(Theatre 503, London), Blood Wedding, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? andSexual Perversity in Chicago (Theatre Project Tokyo), True West and Tape(Tokyo Globe), Rape of Lucretia (English National Opera, London and Luxembourg). He has also worked with companies such as La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, the Old Vic, Circle in the Square, the Royal National Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Vineyard, The New Group and the Westport Country Playhouse. Ari is currently the Artistic Director of the Off-Broadway theatre company The Exchange, which produces new work in New York and runs the internationally renowned Orchard Project development center. Ari is also the conceiver and co-producer of Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, a new musical with book by Michael Chabon and co- produced by Margo Lion (Hairspray) and Amanda Lipitz (Legally Blonde). He has been a guest director on attachment at New Dramatists, The National Theatre Studio, a Directing Fellow of the Drama League of New York, and has taught at Northwestern University, Fordham University and in Japan. Ari graduated from Yale University and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.