Alex Burkart

About Me (Alex)

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 Stone Point, which I hope to be finished with this winter (crossing my fingers).  My plays usually feature poetic coincidence teamed with darker themes, creating modern tragedy.

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 more information feel free to check out my CV.

Or if you have questions: e-mail me at alexburkart@gmail.com.