In 2014, Adina performed her solo docudrama, A Line in the Sand, about the Columbine High School massacre at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in the East Village in New York City, for which she won the award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show. She performed the play at The United Solo Theatre Festival in 2010. In 2009, she received the award for Best Stageplay at The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. In 2007, Adina performed at The Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC, where she received the award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show.
She has performed earlier versions of A Line in the Sand at both the New York International Fringe Festival (2001) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2003), and at Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City, CA (2006). For her first play, Tell Me About Adina, based on the life of her grandmother after whom she was named, she was nominated for a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle award for Best Solo Performance. Adina is the artistic director of Chrysalis Theatre Company. For their inaugural production, Barking Girl by Susan Bernfield, Adina played Rae. She toured with TheatreWorksUSA playing the role of Aunt Willie in Summer of the Swans. Adina’s other New York credits include: Bernadette in Little Egypt, Mary in The Blow Up, part of the Estrogenius 2002 Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source, and various roles at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, and The Gallery Players. She received her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and performed in the Bay Area at Center Rep as Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and at Shakespeare at the Beach as Phebe in As You Like It, among other theaters.
Adina also enjoys teaching. She has worked as a teaching artist for The Women’s Project and for Fran Tarr Productions in New York City with students ranging from age 7 to 21. She helps them write and perform their own original plays.
Adina is a passionate gun violence prevention activist. For many years, she has volunteered with various groups including, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Million Moms March, and Moms Demand Action for Sensible Gun Sense in America. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters, Emma (9) and Maddy (7).