Alex Hare is a director/theatremaker focused on democratizing the creative and rehearsal process in order to create invigorating, joyful, community-building theatre. Co-artistic director of the theatre collective The Brewing Department, Alex has developed and premiered work at HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, Dramatists Guild, NYCFringe, Dixon Place, and Feinstein's/54 Below. He recently conceived and directed the concert musical Chains Don't Rattle Themselves, bringing formerly incarcerated writers and affected family members 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 (Broadway, Kennedy Center) and the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Other assistant directing credits include School of Rock (Winter Garden Theatre) and Straight (Acorn Theatre).
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