Fantasy Falls -- Dramatists Guild
Alex directed excerpts from Greg Edwards and Ben Green's musical comedy Fantasy Falls as part of the 2016 Dramatists Guild Fellows showcase at Playwrights Horizons. The story of a young MBA grad desperate to restore magic to the now-decrepit amusement park of his childhood, Fantasy Falls featured an ensemble including Joseph Medeiros, Charlie Pollock, and Kelvin Moon Loh.
The Generator -- Cherry lane
Alex directed a reading of the new play The Generator by Leigh Flayton at Cherry Lane Theatre in 2015. Based on true events during 2011's Hurricane Irene, The Generator tackles the recent "neighbor wars" phenomenon -- unexpectedly violent conflicts sparked by minor sources like noisy power generators. The play addresses America's current polarized social climate and asks the question: are we in this together, or is it every man for himself? The cast was made up of Michael T. Weiss, Margot White, Anney Giobbe, Simonne Hurse, Lauren Elder, and Blair Ross.
The guatemala project -- The Brewing dept.
Alex directed a reading in 2014 of this documentary theatre piece exploring the effect of Guatemala's thirty-six year civil war on the nation today. Written by Rachel Peck, the play was performed by Blanca Camacho, Aamira Martinez, Gil Perez-Abraham, Arisael Rivera, and Jenny Vallancourt.
clue: the screenplay -- Battalion Theatre
In 2016, Alex directed a staged reading of the screenplay for the classic 1985 film Clue for Battalion Theatre. Cast included Greg Balla, Kullan Edberg, Dan Gonon, Julia Izumi, Hannah Kloepfer, Jake Lasser, Jamie McKinney, Lee Slobotkin, and Gerrit Thurston. The staging incorporated a Clue game board and mini weapons into the proceedings; it also cast audience members as the visitors to the mansion.