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MFA Directing, Northwestern UniversityBA Drama, Stanford University
Alex Mallory is the director of The Metal Shop Performance Lab, founded with the mission to create theatrical events that foster radical community-building and authentic exchange between artists and audiences. Her directing work centers on increasing personal and political agency and examining the resilience of the mind and body through human connection. She is currently developing intersectional feminist rehearsal processes to create productive spaces for conversations on personal and collective histories of violence in both rehearsal and performance spaces. Alex facilitates healing-centered engagement for military veterans through DE-CRUIT, where she is the Chicago Area Regional Coordinator. She has worked with the veteran community for over ten years as Senior Producer for the Veteran Artist Program, director for The Telling Project, and as director of Takeo Rivera’s choreopoem, Goliath, which toured for seven years in New York and California. Alex has also served as Co-Artistic Director of Poetic Theater Productions and as Director of Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Initiative. She holds an MFA in Directing from Northwestern University and a BA from Stanford University where she received the Louis Sudler Prize in Creative Arts and the Sherifa Omade Edoga Prize for work involving social issues. Associate Member, SDC.