ALEXANDRA ARON

director/producer

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Alex directs and produces plays in New York and internationally. She is the founder and producing artistic director of the Remote Theater Project dedicated to the work of underrepresented, international artists. The inaugural production of  Grey Rock by Amir Nizar Zuabi premiered at La MaMa Theatre and subsequently toured to the Melbourne Arts Festival, The Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Under the Radar Festival/Public Theatre and The Kimmel Center). She is currently working with teenager refugees and asylum seekers in Portland, Maine to create an outdoor performance which will interact virtually with The Walk this summer. Also in development are projects with Fidaa Zidan (Palestine) and John Rwothomack (Uganda/UK) and with Tebere Arts Foundation in Kampala, Uganda.

She is looking forward to directing the forthcoming Off-Broadway production of Mulberry Tree by Hanna Eady and Ed Mast for Loose Change Productions.

Her most recent directing work includes Judith Sloan’s It Can Happen Here premiered at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center and presented at Queens Theater in the Park and Salomé: Woman of Valor text by Adeena Karasick, music by Frank London, which premiered at Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver and was subsequently presented in at Toronto’s Harborside Theater and at the ART’s Oberon Theater in Cambridge, Mass.

Career highlights include commissioning and directing A Night in the Old Marketplace, music by Frank London, lyrics by Glen Berger, which has been seen on stages around the world, Naked Old Man by Murray Schisgal starring David Margulies (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Imagining Madoff by Deb Margolin (Theater J), Three Seconds in the Key by Deb Margolin (New Georges),and Eloise and Ray by Stephanie Fleishmann.

 

Alex produced and directed the short film Two Altars and a Cave, starring Lois Smith, seen at Sarasota Int’l Film Festival, Catskill Mountain Film Festival, Citizen Jane, Southampton Int’l Film Festival, among others.

Alex is a life-long arts educator; she has worked throughout NYC schools making plays with students. She is currently a drama teacher at Avenues: The World School where she enjoys staging student productions. She has also been a visiting lecturer at St. John’s University, teaching drama to graduate education students. As a Fulbright scholar to Argentina in 2005-2006, Alex taught arts educators and theater practitioner at the Teatro San Martin. She is a proud graduate of Wesleyan University.