Bio

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Alexandra Aron recently directed a short film Two Altars and a Cave starring Lois Smith. Other theatrical work includes directing Naked Old Man by Murray Schisgal (EST/Playroom Theater) and Imaging Madoff by Deb Margolin at Theater J in Washgington, DC. Alex conceived and directed A Night in the Old Marketplace, inspired by I. L Peretz’s play, with music by Frank London (Klezmatics) text by Glen Berger, and which has been seen on stages in São Paulo, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Toronto, Milan, MASS MoCA, Berkeley CA, and Summerscape/Bard College.

Other directing credits include, Three Seconds in the Key by Deb Margolin (New Georges), Karaoke at the Suicide Shack by Rob Urbinati (Queens Theater in the Park), Eloise and Ray by Stephanie Fleishmann, (New Georges — Village Voice Season Highlight). Great Men of Science No.’s 21 & 22 by Glen Berger (Access Theater & Curican Theater), Out From Under It by Susan Bernfield (Vital Theater). Alex directed  No Second Troy (Karen Hartman) in Jerusalem and The Mole’s Dance (Mohammad Kamel Jabr) in Arabic in Ramallah, Palestine. Alex has directed dozens of readings and workshops at Ensemble Studio Theater, Primary Stages, Women’s Project, Actors Studio, HERE, Rattlestick Theater, La Mama, PS 122, and New Georges Theater; developing new work by Glen Berger, Deb Margolin, Maggie Bofill, Karen Hartman, Carmen 
Rivera, Murray Schisgal, Peggy Stafford, Rob Urbanati, and others.

Alex has also worked in New York City for as an arts educator and administrator including Open Classroom Collaborative; overseeing and directing group performances and teaching methods of collaborative play building. As a Fulbright scholar she worked with educators and theater practitioners in Argentina.

In addition to her work as a director and educator, Alex has managed Soundbrush Records, devoted to jazz and music from around the world, producing 36 CDs for the label. She has produced dozens of concerts and videos for Soundbrush Records artists, as well as videos of live performances by artists including Brazil’s Os Melhores Do Mundo.

She is an affiliated artist and Kitchen Cabinet member of New Georges Theater, and New Shoe, an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directing Lab and Women’s Project Directors Forum.  Alex was a Fulbright scholar in Buenos Aires and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.