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 most recent play El Cíclope was a finalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference and is currently a finalist for the 2018 Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative, and my full-length Atlas Pit or The Garbage Man’s Son was produced at the Working Stage Theatre in Hollywood, CA. My latest effort Stone Point received a reading this last June.  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 including: Beloit College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Adams State University, SETC, the Greater Los Angeles area, and the Greater Chicago area.  My teaching practices the importance of individual creativity in a collaborative process, encouraging diversity and inclusion.  Areas of specialty include acting for the camera, acting for the stage, acting for web media, directing, and playwriting.

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 check out this interview with The Janesville Gazette

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