Alex Hare is a director aiming for a life as a citizen artist. In that vein, he is focused on reducing hierarchy in the creative process and building democratic rehearsal rooms in order to make invigorating, community-building theatre.
In 2017, Alex directed/co-created three new works: You Can't Kiss a Movie, a play with live-feed filming inspired by the French New Wave (HERE Arts Center); Walt Whitman BodyJolt, a participatory exercise class play (New Masculinities Festival); and Chains Don't Rattle Themselves, a song cycle bringing formerly incarcerated writers together with composer/performers to create songs based on true stories of youth incarceration. He also co-founded Corkscrew Theater Festival, a new summer play festival, and directed Zachary Small's play Autoportrait (Dixon Place HOT Festival).
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.