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, 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