Alex Keegan is a director and writer of new work, adaptations, and
devised theatre foregrounding women and LGBTQ+ stories. She often
explores narratives of mental illness in her work, and is committed to
creating inclusive, investigative, and collaborative processes.
Alex's directing includes Affinity, based on Sarah Waters' novel and
co-adapted with Rebecca Adelsheim, Manning by Benjamin Benne, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Uhuru by Gloria Majule (Yale Drama),
Auntie Vanya by Reed Northrup (Ars Nova ANT Fest), Birds of North America
by Anna Ouyang Moench (Chester Theatre Company), She Kills Monsters by
Qui Nguyen (Geva Fellowship), Aplomb co-created with an ensemble
(The Habitat), Expats Anonymous by Rachel Chin (Yale Cab), Tough by
Margot Connolly, Selkie by Krista Knight (Williamstown Workshop),
The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey (Circuit Theatre), Primary by Gracie Gardner (Sanguine at IRT), and new work in development with the
O’Neill Theater Center YPF, Cherry Lane Theatre, Signature Theatre,
Primary Stages, MCC FreshPlay, 24 Hour Plays, Judson Memorial Church.
She is the 2022/2023 Directing Fellow at Rattlestick Theater, a member
of Roundabout Directors Group, a recipient of The Drama League Artist Residency, an EST/Sloan Project New Play Commission, and NYTW's
Adelphi Residency. She served as Co-Artistic Director of Yale Summer
Cabaret 2020. Alum: Rattlestick's Middle Voice Company, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, The Civilians R&D Group,
Geva's Directing Fellowship, National Theater Institute.
As an assistant director, Alex has worked with directors including
Lileana Blain-Cruz, Howard Shalwitz, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, and Eric Ting
on new plays by writers including Clare Barron, Jeremy O. Harris, Sam Hunter, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Boo Killebrew.
She holds an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama, where she received the Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize for directing. BA: Brown University, Weston Award for Excellence in Directing.