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Alex Benito Rodriguez

Birth Place: Sterling, IL

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Alex Benito Rodriguez is a visual and performative artist with a focus in actor/ensemble training for theatrical events. He received his BFA in Performance from The University of Illinois at Chicago where he collaborated with artists from The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Lookingglass Theatre Company in the classroom and on stage.

In 2016 Alex become an ensemble member and marketing manager at Walkabout Theater Company, a Chicago company specialized in laboratory & devised theatre practices with emphasis in physical performance training, outdoor spectacle, and international exchange.

Alex received his MFA in acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Notable performances include DOUG in Gruesome Playground Injuries in the conservatory season and REVEREND HALE in The Crucible on the Asolo Rep stage.

In response to the pandemic, Alex explored new ways to implement devised performance making in an online format with a goal to build creative community and make space for collective healing & dreaming through artistic creation.

Alex is currently living in Chicago and is represented by Big Mouth Talent.

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Cast Set For IN HIS HANDS at  Chicago's First Floor Theater 

 Chicago’s First Floor Theater has announced the cast and production team for the Chicago Premiere production of the award-winning IN HIS HANDS.
Video: First Look at SHORT SHAKESPEARE! ROMEO AND JULIET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Get a first look at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's introduction to Shakespeare’s work for young audiences with a 75-minute abridgement of Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Mikael Burke. This production reimagines Shakespeare’s tale of young love found—and tragically lost—in the 1980s. Check out the video!
Photos: First Look at SHORT SHAKESPEARE! ROMEO AND JULIET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting a perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s work for young audiences with a 75-minute abridgement of Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Mikael Burke. See production photos here!
Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present SHORT SHAKESPEARE! ROMEO AND JULIET

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will present SHORT SHAKESPEARE! The production will welcome thousands of students from across the region.
Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at TimeLine Theatre

These days, truth is elusive — and Timeline Theatre’s THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT plays with that idea. It’s the age of endless fact-checking resources on the internet, but also the age of misinformation spread across TikTok, Reddit, and other social media. Wherein lies the truth? And what is accurate? Sometimes, it’s hard to say. THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT meditates on that theme.
Photos: Meet the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT At TimeLine Theatre

Casting has been revealed for TimeLine Theatre Company’s The Lifespan of a Fact, a comedic showdown between truth and fact, set in the world of non-fiction publishing, based on true events, running November 1 – December 23, 2023.
TimeLine Theatre's PJ Powers and Juliet Hart to Return to the Stage in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

Don't miss the exciting comeback of Artistic Director PJ Powers and company member Juliet Hart in TimeLine Theatre's THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT. Get all the details and experience the magic of their performance in this must-see production.
Nominations for 2023 Jeff Awards for Non-Equity Theater Announced; See the Full List!

Kicking off the new year, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announced its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater. See the full list!
12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; at The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Square's ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE Leads Best Musical

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Photos: Get a First Look at First Floor Theater's BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

First Floor Theater is launching its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society. Get a first look at photos here!
First Floor Theater to Launch 10th Season With Chicago Premiere of BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

First Floor Theater will launch its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society.
Cast Announced for First Floor Theater's Chicago Premiere of BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

First Floor Theater is launching its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society.
U.S. Premiere of STILL A QUIET AFTERNOON to be Presented at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater in July

Walkabout Theater Company and Steppenwolf’s Look Out Series will present the U.S. premiere of Still a Quiet Afternoon – a mythic, musical tragicomedy about two people observing a multitude of apocalyptic events through their single window.
BWW Review: OUR TOWN at Asolo Rep is Simplistic and Powerful

The Asolo continues its season with the timeless play, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” directed by Desdemona Chiang. Any time I see this classic piece on stage I am drawn to its simplicity. The show is typically done without a set or props and relies completely on the characters themselves to tell the story of life and mortality.
Asolo Rep to Kick Off its Repertory Season With OUR TOWN

Continuing its tradition of performing in true rotating repertory, Asolo Repertory Theatre will kick off its 2022 rep season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama OUR TOWN. Thornton Wilder’s magnificent play is, at its heart, about us, and perhaps no other play rings truer today.

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