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), That Poor Girl... by Jen Silverman (AADA), 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, The Hangar Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Signature
Theatre, Primary Stages, MCC FreshPlay, 24 Hour Plays.
She is a 2023/2024 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 Play Commission and NYTW's
Adelphi Residency, and a former Artistic Director of Yale Summer Cabaret.
Alum: Roundabout Directors Group, Rattlestick's Middle Voice Company,
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 directing and will direct 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,
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.