Hi, I'm Alex. 

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I'm an Actor, Director, Narrator, Teacher, Mom, Runner, Chocolate lover, general all around snarky loud lady who dearly loves making people laugh. I've been known to lose sleep over the fates of fictional characters, and once ran a marathon on purpose and not while being chased. I'm also a Professor of Theatre at New England College. I have a B.A. in Education from New England College and an MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I studied at the Krannert Center.  While there I worked with Tony Award winning director Dan Sullivan, playwright Lee Blessing, and participated in an intensive residency with Ann Bogart’s CITI Company. After returning home to the East Coast (GO SOX!), I taught high school theatre in the Boston area for six years.  I served as the Managing Director of the Devanaughn Theatre Company in Boston where I also appeared in many productions.  I acted professionally in the area with such companies as The Gloucester Stage Company in the English language premiere of Compromise with Israel Horovitz, The Huntington Theatre as a resident understudy including serving as the understudy for Lisa Kron in Well, among other credits.  I served as the Company Manager for Northern Stage Company where I also appeared on stage. Since returning to New England College as a faculty member twelve years ago I have appeared in many productions with the Open Door Theatre Company and direct for the department each year.  I continue to perform in the New England area with various companies. I'm a big fan of magnifying strong voices, and changing the world, one audience at a time, one story at a time. 

What I'm up to...

Recording titles from Scribe Media, Deyan Audio, Tantor Audio and Findaway Voices

Appearing this July in August, Osage County Tracy Letts at the Open Door Theatre. 

Hear me now on StoryLight Podcast reading The Boxcar Children!  Find it wherever you find your podcasts! 

The Fool/Cordelia in King Lear Photo by Erin Nicholson Smith

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Louise in Always, Patsy Cline

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Horatio in Fortinbras by Lee Blessing Photo by Erin Nicholson Smith

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The Fool/Cordelia in King Lear Photo by Erin Nicholson Smith

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The Theatre Mirror

" affecting, low-key study  of honest, frustrated sensuality."

The Boston Globe

{her} stirring portrayal of Anna is one of Boston's most enthralling performances this year.

The Metro

"...delivers every subtle nuance of Li'l Bit with spot-on precision through-out a heartbreaking, emotionally charged journey."