Alex Hare is a director/theatremaker aiming for a life as a citizen artist -- in one sense, creating work that's informed by movements for justice and visibility, and in another, bringing an artistic sensibility to participation in civic life. In that vein, he is focused on further democratizing the creative and rehearsal process in order to make invigorating community-building theatre.
Co-founder of Corkscrew Theater Festival, which had its first season in summer 2017, Alex has developed and premiered work at HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, Dramatists Guild, NYCFringe, Dixon Place, Irondale Center, and Feinstein's/54 Below. Recent projects include Zachary Small's Autoportrait, a play about lies and queer utopia (Dixon Place HOT! Festival/Leslie Lohman Museum Space Grant) and Chains Don't Rattle Themselves, a song cycle concert bringing formerly incarcerated writers together with composer/performers to create songs based on true stories of youth incarceration.
He is a frequent assistant for film/theatre director Bill Condon, including on Side Show (St. James Theater, Kennedy Center). He was the SDCF Directing Observer on 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. Resume