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I am an award winning actor (Outstanding Actress in a Professional Production 2024 - NH Theatre Awards) and was a Theatre Educator for 23 years. I taught at the high school level at both Belmont High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin in Massachusetts, and was Professor of Theatre at New England College for 14 years. 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 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. I have appeared in many Shakespeare productions with the Open Door Theatre Company. 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 listener at a time, one story at a time.

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Theatre Workshops and Coaching

Reach out with your needs and we'll work together to help you succeed.

 

I have experience teaching at the middle school, high school and college levels. Laughter and high expectations sit at the core of every lesson and workshop I teach. My goal is to make the work of the actor accessible to all students of all ages in a way that is both relatable, and exciting.

In 2017 I completed work on an original production entitled Allowables based on poetry of witness on a national scale focusing on marginalized voices.

 

I have worked on several projects involving social justice and civic engagement in theatre including: The Hope Project: An Exercise in Listening featuring the survival stories of students, and a new Character Analysis model based on Restorative Justice previously presented at the American College Theatre Festival.  

 

I am the recipient of the Kilgore Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Arts and Humanities Professor of the year award. 

The process of acting is messy. Let's embrace the mess. We'll laugh a lot, learn a lot and get it wrong until we get it right. 

Workshops and coaching available via Zoom and in person! 

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Leanne DeRosa, Theatre Director

Malden High School, Malden MA

"My students still rave about their master class on monologues and have frequently asked when Alex will visit again. She helped the upperclassmen in my program to push themselves in their work by giving them vocabulary and actions to assess what they saw and challenge each other. Alex's professional experiences are so well-imbedded in her teaching that she makes it easy for even the newest actor to relate to her direction."

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Catherine Doherty, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Head of Performance

SUNY New Paltz

"Alex Picard’s First Folio workshop is one of the most comprehensive, impactful and successful workshops we have had with our advanced acting students in my time here.  Her detailed preparation is evident and her distributed materials/worksheets are excellent and easily accessible.  The in-person workshops with our students are infused with wit, great energy, integrity, attention to detail and achieving the primary outcome of the exercises:  to engage students with Shakespeare’s text by diffusing any fear or intimidation of the language.  As long as her schedule allows, Alex Picard’s workshop will remain a significant component of our students’ period styles training."
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And she acts too...

2024 Outstanding Actress in a Professional Production for:

Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee.

The Hatbox Theatre.

Next up:

Annie Wilkes in Misery at Jean's Playhouse.

August 22-31

Alex listening to ear buds in front of the pond at Boston's Public Garden

Let's talk...

I love to talk.

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