Adam Flores is Assistant Professor of theatre at Fontbonne University. Since joining the faculty of his alma mater in 2015, his work has primarily been to develop curriculum with a more applied approach to theatre. This approach allows students to use art to enhance conversations of peace and justice from and beyond the stage. When he finished his undergraduate work at Fontbonne University in 2007, he taught theatre in the Parkway School District for three years before leaving to get a Master of Fine Arts at Baylor University. After his return to St. Louis, he has continued his work as freelance theatrical artist collaborating with numerous theatre companies including Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, That Uppity Theatre Company’s “After Orlando” productions, and Theatre Nuevo.
In 2006, he was a founding member of Mustard Seed Theatre, a professional theatre company dedicated to questions of faith and social justice. In 2016, he directed the “Bosnian American Project: The Dance for Life,” a commissioned play based on the stories of Bosnian refugees and their settlement here in St. Louis, performed at Mustard Seed Theatre and Grbic Restaurant. He was also a local St. Louis producer for the “Every 28 Hour Plays,” a collaboration with local and national artists to write and produce 80 one-minute plays about Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter, as well as working as a lead producer for the all local remount in 2017.