For some time Alex has been working on a solo show examining personal and international stories as they relate to national identity. Last night he presented a new research excerpt of the piece, tentatively titled Flags, at Peter Arnott’s Moon Country Nights at the Tron Theatre. The night in general and the piece in particular were well received and extremely helpful to Alex’s script development process. For more info on Moon Country please check out the novel’s launch page.
Alex will shortly appear in Killed With Kindness as part of Wee Theaters Glasgow, a new “Tapas-Theatre” event taking place at Sloans in Argyle Street. He’s had a fantastic time developing the short script with longtime collaborator Marcus Roche and fellow North American Emma Claire Brightlyn.
Killed With Kindness
by Marcus Roche
developed with and performed by Emma Claire Brightlyn, Alex Fthenakis, and Francois Menard-Noens
Wee Theaters Glasgow, Tuesday 21 April, Sloans Bar
108 Argyle Street, G2 8BG
After two fruitful years in Chicago Alex is excited to announce that today he made a permanent move back to Glasgow. Alex has been endorsed as an Exceptionally Promising Artist by the Arts Council of England and the UK Border Agency, granting him long term permission to base his life and his arts work out of his adopted home in Scotland’s largest city.
In the coming months Alex will focus on settling back in and re-establishing the many working relationships he established as a Glasgow resident. He looks forward to reconnecting with old friends and colleagues while forging fruitful new connections as well.
Sunday, May 4th and Monday, May 5th, 7:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
At The Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614
Over the last few weeks Alex has been part of the devising process for Filament Theatre Ensemble’s Crossing Six Corners event. The neighborhood heritage project creates a theatrical evening out of the stories and memories contributed by residents of Portage Park’s Six Corners area.
Catch it on March 29 and 30 at 3pm and 7pm at Filament. Click the link above for more information.
During the month of March, Alex is teaching a Shakespeare acting class on Sunday afternoons. It is presented by Muse of Fire in association with the Fleetwood Jourdain Theatre and the City of Evanston.
New photos are in. Check them out plastered around the site, or featured on the performance page.
This year Pepperdine Scotland is bringing a devised piece to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In preparation, Alex just led a week of devising theatre and content research with the company at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. The full production will be a world premiere made in Scotland by the company and award-winning Scottish Playwright JC Marshall.
Alex took new headshots today. He had a great time with Julia at Zoe McKenzie Photography. Here’s a teaser shot:
Today Alex travels with Muse of Fire Artistic Director Jemma Alix Levy to the 2014 Shakespeare Theatre Association conference, hosted by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. They will spend the week there in skills workshops and discussing company management and cross-company collaboration with some of the many Shakespeare theatres from around the world.
Check out the inspiring keynote address below: