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where the air meets the water

april 29 - may 22, 2021

Where the Air Meets the Water, a pair of intersecting one-on-one plays to be performed outdoors, will be produced by Avalanche Theatre from April 29 to May 22, 2021.

team building

april 11, 2021

Team Building, a special virtual play performed via email and zoom, with an interactive painting element, will be presented as a fundraiser production for Avalanche Theatre on April 11, 2021. 

ucross + the blank theatre: future of playwriting prize

february 2021

Alexander was honored to be selected as a semifinalist for The Blank Theatre's Future of Playwriting prize.

cornucopia

november 13 - 14, 2020

Alexander wrote the short play In Terms of UFO Sightings, This One Is Mostly Unremarkable for Avalanche Theatre's 24 hour play festival, Cornucopia. Directed by Brett Klaczyk

frankenstein

october 22 - 29, 2020

Frankenstein was presented as an audio drama in two parts by de Toledo High School.

hark! episode v

october 1, 2020

Avalanche Theatre presented the world premiere of Hark! Episode V via Zoom. Cast included Elise Soeder, Owen Hickle-Edwards, Molly Mermelstein, Felix Abidor, Gabby Diaz, Michael Dalberg, LaRose Washington and Rae Hamilton-Vargo.

hark! episode iv

september 3, 2020

Avalanche Theatre presented the world premiere of Hark! Episode IV via Zoom. Cast included Elise Soeder, Owen Hickle-Edwards, Molly Mermelstein, Felix Abidor, Gabby Diaz, Michael Dalberg, LaRose Washington and Rae Hamilton-Vargo.

smokefall

august 14 - 22, 2020

Alexander appeared as Daniel and Fetus One in Possibilities Theatre Company's inaugural production of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Melody DeRogatis. He is also sound designing the production. Cast includes Hope Campbell, Javier Carmona, Gabriel Fries, and Jessica Uzo.

art in the time of plagiarism

august 8, 2020

An excerpt of Arabia, Arabia! was performed virtually, as a part of The Plagiarists' annual fundraiser, Art in the Time of Plagiarism. Cast includes Bryan Breau, Christina Casano, Stephen McClure, Sara McCarthy, and Brittani Yawn. Alexander read the role of Kramer.

hark! episode iii

july 9, 2020

Avalanche Theatre presented the world premiere of Hark! Episode III via Zoom. A portion of all proceeds were donated to Semicolon Bookstore in Chicago. Cast included Elise Soeder, Owen Hickle-Edwards, Molly Mermelstein, Felix Abidor, Gabby Diaz, Michael Dalberg, and Rae Hamilton-Vargo.

hark! episode ii

june 18, 2020

Avalanche Theatre presented the world premiere of Hark! Episode II via Zoom. A portion of all proceeds were donated to the nonprofit My Block, My Hood, My City in Chicago. Cast included Elise Soeder, Owen Hickle-Edwards, Molly Mermelstein, Angela Rak, Felix Abidor, Gabby Diaz, Michael Dalberg, and Rae Hamilton-Vargo.

hark! episode i

june 18, 2020

Avalanche Theatre presented the world premiere of Hark! Episode I, a virtual interactive choose-your-own-adventure play, via Zoom. Cast included Elise Soeder, Owen Hickle-Edwards, Felix Abidor, Gabby Diaz, Tony Bunnell, and Rae Hamilton-Vargo.

b street theatre new comedies festival

may 2020

Socks & Co. was selected as a finalist for B Street Theatre's 2020 New Comedies Festival.

generation red

january 17 - february 2, 2020

Generation Red received its world premiere at Otherworld Theatre in Chicago, directed by Bec Willett. Cast included: Erin Kaye Ellis, Bo Armstrong, Dre Sampson, and Alyssa Ratkovich.

neighborhood 3: requisition of doom

october 18 - november 2, 2019

Alexander sound designed Bower Theatre Ensemble's production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley, directed by Bec Willett. Cast included: Owen Hickle-Edwards, Maddy Bernhard, Huy Nguyen, and Kris Lantzy.

fever dream festival

october 27, 2019

Generation Red received a staged reading as a part of Benchmark Theatre's Fever Dream Festival, in Denver CO. Cast included: Tresah Farris, Abid Hassan, Quinn Marchman, Chloe McLeod and Woodzick.

avalanche biannual: issue one

fall 2019

An excerpt of Generation Red was featured in the first issue of the Avalanche Biannual, a twice-yearly journal of new plays.

frances makes history

july 19 - 20, 2019

Frances Makes History received a workshop production as Avalanche Theatre's first ever project, directed by Bec Willett. Cast included: Zoe Sjogerman, Kelly Levander, Andrew Robinson, Allie Wessel, Rae Hamilton-Vargo, and Sophie Hernando Kofman.

please excuse my dear aunt sally

may 3 - 25, 2019

Alexander appeared as Red in Bower Theatre Ensemble's production of Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally by Kevin Armento, directed by Bec Willett. Cast included: Gabby Diaz, Felix Abidor, Martina Logan, and Andrew Robinson.

avalanche theatre

spring 2019

Alexander co-founded Avalanche Theatre with Zoe Sjogerman in Chicago, becoming the company's first Artistic Director.

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