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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 the upcoming world premiere of Manning by

Benjamin Benne (Portland Stage).Recent directing: Maiden Voyage by
Cayenne Douglass (The Flea), 
Charlotte's Web (National Tour remount, TheaterWorksUSA), Judith by Katie Bender (AFO at WP Theater), Affinity 
based on Sarah Waters' novel, which she
 co-adapted with Ryan Adelsheim, 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), That Poor Girl and How He
Killed Her
 by Jen Silverman (AADA), Aplomb co-created with an ensemble (The Habitat), Tough by Margot Connolly, Selkie by Krista Knight (Williamstown Workshop), and new work in development with the O’Neill Theater Center YPF,
The Hangar
, Signature Theatre, Primary Stages, MCC FreshPlay,24 Hour Plays.

She is a 2023 Drama League Directing Fellow, 2022/2023 Directing Fellow at Rattlestick Theater, a member of the New Georges Jam, a recipient of an
EST/Sloan Project New Pl
ay Commission and NYTW's Adelphi Residency, and a former Artistic Director of Yale Summer Cabaret. Alum: Roundabout Directors
Group, Rattlestick's Middle Voice Com
pany, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, The Civilians R&D Group, Geva Theatre Center Directing Fellowship, National Theater Institute.

Currently, Alex is on faculty at Wesleyan University, where she teaches acting and directing, and has directed Wolfcrush by Haygen-Brice Walker and Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has previously taught or guest directed with
Yale Young Global Scholars, NYU Tisch, Atlantic Acting School, LIU-Post, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and 
MCC Youth Company, and she ran Yale's New Voices in Theatre high school playwriting program from 2019-2022. 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, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 

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. Member of SDC.   

 

    

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