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Alex Paul Burkart

Alex Burkart

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My Bio:

I am a playwright, director, actor, and theatre educator: most importantly, I am a storyteller.

My work in the theatre has extended over two decades.  During that time I have been fortunate enough to work with a diverse group of artists ranging from Edward Albee to Adam Sandler.

In 2011, I founded the Los Angeles New Court Theatre where I led the company for over six years producing and developing riveting new works as well as revitalizing celebrated classics.

I have also written several plays: my full-length Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man’s Son was recently produced at the Working Stage Theatre in Hollywood, CA; another one of my full-lengths El Cíclope received a reading at Samuel French Bookshop in Hollywood in June.  Currently I am finishing the rough draft of my newest play The Gaggle, which I hope to be finished with this winter (crossing my fingers).  My work is usually centered on the idea of modern-mythology; using the world of working class America textured with darkened magical realism.

I have taught classes and led workshops in performance across the country.  From 2014-2016 I was stationed at Virginia Commonwealth University where I designed the Directing I and II sequence in addition to creating courses in Acting for Web Content as well as Voice-Over and Radio Drama.  I also assisted in the teaching of courses in Shakespeare, Voice-Speech, and Introduction to Drama.  Currently I teach acting to some of Hollywood’s most leading up-and-coming actors at Zak Barnett Studios in Los Angeles, CA.  My teaching is centered on mining for an person’s individual artistry and fortifying their ability to use this as a collaborative tool in the theatrical process.

I hold an MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

For further information please feel free to look at my CV below or contact me directly by clicking here.

Alex Burkart CV

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