Alexandra Aron (Producer) recently directed Two Altars and a Cave a short film starring Lois Smith, which has been presented a various festivals including Sarasota Film Festival, Southhampton Int’l Film Festival. In theater, she has directed 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), araoke 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 worked in the Israel directing 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 Stage, Women’s Project, Actors Studio, HERE, Rattlestick Theater, La Mama, PS 122, and New Georges Theater; new works 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; overseeing and directing collaborative group performances. She taught educators to adapt these methods of collaborative play building in their classes. As a Fulbright scholar she worked with educators and theater practitioners in Argentina guiding them through the process of consensus building round a strong dramatic structure.
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, an alumna of the Actor’s Studio Playwrights and Directors Forum, Lincoln Center Directing Lab and Women’s Project Directors Forum. Alex was a Fulbright scholar in Buenos Aires (2005-6) and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.