Alex Hare is a director investigating the role of the citizen-artist. He is focused on facilitating democratic rehearsal processes and reducing hierarchy in order to create risk-taking plays, musicals, and participatory events. He has developed/directed work at La MaMa, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Cherry Lane, Dixon Place, Irondale Center, and Dramatists Guild.
Projects in 2017 included You Can’t Kiss a Movie (HERE Arts Center), a multimedia play inspired by the French New Wave that used live-feed filming to explore means of looking beyond the male gaze; Autoportrait by Zachary Small (Dixon Place HOT! Festival), an experimental play about fiction and queer utopia; and Chains Don’t Rattle Themselves, a song cycle bringing formerly incarcerated writers together with composer/performers to create songs about youth incarceration.
Alex is the Associate Artistic Director of Corkscrew Theater Festival, founded in 2017 to expand production opportunities for early-career artists. Assistant credits: Side Show (St. James Theater, Kennedy Center), School of Rock (Winter Garden Theater).
In addition to directing, Alex is a writer, a sometimes-performer, an occasional lyricist, an amateur dramaturge, an erstwhile casting director, and an enthusiastic (if untrained) choreographer. Alex studied English Literature and American Studies at Columbia University. SDC Associate.
RECENT AND UPCOMING
- April 2018: Corkscrew Theater Festival will announce its second season of adventurous plays and artists in early April. The festival runs July 9-August 5.
- March 2018: The Yacoubian Building, written/directed by Kareem Fahmy, will receive a reading in LPAC on March 26th and 27th. The play is an adaptation of the Egyptian novel by Alaa Al Aswany; Alex has helped develop the play over the last six months as assistant director.
- February 2018: Alex directed a reading of Robert Zander Norman's new play In Among the Young and the Healthy at La MaMa.
- December 2017: You Can't Kiss a Movie, directed by Alex and co-written with Shelley Farmer, had a four-performance run at HERE Arts Center.
- October 2017: Walt Whitman BodyJolt™, a participatory exercise class play created by Alex inspired by Whitman's self-help guide "Manly Health and Training," was workshopped in the New Masculinities Festival at the LGBT Center.