Playwright - The Great Shadow
Alex is thrilled to be back at 4th Line to present The Great Shadow. A graduate of The National Theatre Institute in Connecticut and the Dome Theatre in Montreal, Alex’s plays have been produced nationally and internationally. He has developed work for Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Factory, Passe Muraille, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and Theater Gastpiele-Kempt. His plays include: The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, The Right Road to Pontypool (4th Line); Yahrzeit (Toronto Jewish Playwriting Award/German national tour); The Life of Jude, Jim and Shorty, Security and Louie’s Dilemma. His plays Cringeworthy and This Hotel were both nominated for Dora Awards. His opera The Shadow was produced to critical acclaim by Tapestry New Opera and he has created libretti for the opera/dance hybrids of The House of Mirth and Against Nature with the Citadel Dance Co. and James Kudelka. Alex has developed projects for CBC Radio, Bravo! Television and was a nominee for the Siminovitch Prize for Playwriting. He has just completed his newest work The Trial of William Shakespeare. Alex’s plays are published by Scirocco Press. Alex is also an acclaimed actor and has worked in theatres across the country (Soulpepper/ Canadian Stage/Tarragon/Citadel/RMTC). Film and TV: Alex recently played Moschel in the lauded CBC series “The Porter” and will appear in the new CBC series “Skymed.” I dedicate this play to the people of Ukraine, where my family emigrated from. Art is always necessary, particularly in a time of fascism. Love to Chloe Babette, who inspired the role of Sunny and gave me some hell-a good notes.