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Tanya Alexander

 
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Tanya Alexander is a high school valedictorian, an alumnus of AMDA-New York and a Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Louis University's theatre program. A diverse actor, stage and street performer, and spoken word artist, her credits include…Off-Broadway: In Dahomey, A Midsummer ... (read complete bio)
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Tanya Alexander is a high school valedictorian, an alumnus of AMDA-New York and a Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Louis University's theatre program. A diverse actor, stage and street performer, and spoken word artist, her credits include…Off-Broadway: In Dahomey, A Midsummer ... (read complete bio)
 

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Tanya Alexander Biography

Tanya Alexander is a high school valedictorian, an alumnus of AMDA-New York and a Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Louis University's theatre program. A diverse actor, stage and street performer, and spoken word artist, her credits include…Off-Broadway: In Dahomey, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Crimson Landbeats. Mark Taper Forum: Nothing But the Truth (u/s), Clybourne Park (u/s). San Diego Rep: Honky. A Noise Within: Day of Absence. National Tour: The Wiz. LA Local: Human Interest Story (The Fountain Theatre world premiere), Mono/Poly (Odyssey Theatre), Future Sex Inc. (Lounge Theatre), SuperNatural: The Play (Chromolume Theatre), When Paul Robeson Quit the Movies (Stella Adler Theatre), Here's to Life (The Complex), Harlem's Night (The Mint), The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Union, The Poetry Lounge, S.W.A.A.M. Film/TV: The Shield, Law & Order: SVU, Murder Among Friends, Coroner: I Speak for the Dead, Onstage in America, Bones, Lucky Louie, Recovery, Where Children Play, Material Girls, Minty, Beyond Doubt, Humble Pie. Voiceover: Tombraider (video game), Fire Escape (Tribeca Film Fest winner for interactive media), 1001 Cuts (interactive media). Radio/Web: Amazon, Coca Cola, Dasani, California Tobacco Control Program, New Jersey LIFO, Committee For Children, Mejier, Golden Plump. She has also released two spoken word albums and won the following awards: Santa Monica Film Fest (best supporting actress), NAACP Theatre Award (best solo show), Hollywood Black Film Fest (best music video), COLSAC Award (best choreography). She is also the recipient of the keys to the city of Jennings, MO (her hometown!). Visit www.TanyaAlexander.net for more info.




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BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Simon Levy Who Began His Directing Career in San Francisco and Now Calls The Fountain Theatre His Home
by Shari Barrett - Apr 20, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Simon Levy who began his directing career in San Francisco, then moved to Los Angeles in 1990 where he has been the Producing Director for the Fountain Theatre since 1993. His directing and producing credits are numerous, with over 100 productions in Los Angeles and San Francisco that have won more than 200 awards. His journey has been blessed with having wonderful mentors along the way, which has enabled the talented director to earn his living doing theatre and earned him great respect from the entire L.A. Theatre community.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Actor Rob Nagle from ‚ÄúHuman Interest Story‚ÄĚ at the Fou Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Actor Rob Nagle from ‚ÄúHuman Interest Story‚ÄĚ at the Fountain Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 2, 2020

With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Rob Nagle, a proud member of the Antaeus Theatre Company and the Troubadour Theater Company, who was in the fourth week of performances of the world premiere of Human Interest Story at the Fountain Theatre when the production was forced to postpone the run.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Tanya Alexander ‚Ä" Spoken Word Artist and Lead Actor in H Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Tanya Alexander ‚Ä" Spoken Word Artist and Lead Actor in HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2020

With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World Los Angeles which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the arts alive in the City of the Angels. And like all of us, how are they dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved? This Spotlight focuses on Tanya Alexander, a spoken word artist and writer of poetry and music, who I recently reviewed in her leading role in HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood, in which she plays Jane Doe, an anonymous homeless woman plucked from a park bench and made a media celebrity.

BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity W Photo BWW Review: Timely New Play HUMAN INTEREST STORY Focuses on Homelessness, Celebrity Worship and Truth in American Journalism
by Shari Barrett - Feb 24, 2020

This thought-provoking testament to the universal struggle of living day-to-day in a society whose apathy seems to know no bounds for the down-and-out will grab your attention and keep you at the edge of your seat as Jane Doe's story unfolds. Tanya Alexander's magnificent ability to morph herself from a homeless woman in dirty clothing, sitting on a park bench holding a sign stating a?oeI am NOT Invisiblea?? allows us to see where she has been and how much she really desires to pick herself up by her bootstraps and do whatever is necessary to survive. As she achieves celebrity status, Alexander opens to heart and soul and lets us see into Jane Doe's guilt of having survived when others have not. And as Jane Doe's fortunes rise, Alexander is costumed to perfection in lovely, form-fitting dresses designed by Shon LeBlanc that would allow Jane Doe to shine anywhere.

Photo Flash: World Premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre Photo Photo Flash: World Premiere of HUMAN INTEREST STORY at the Fountain Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and truth in American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.

Fountain Announces 2020 30th Anniversary Season Photo Fountain Announces 2020 30th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

Deborah Culver and Stephen Sachs founded the Fountain Theatre in an intimate, Spanish-style, East Hollywood building that belies the sizable local impact and international reach of the company's acclaimed and award-winning productions. Now entering its 30th year as one of the most highly regarded theaters in Los Angeles, the Fountain is announcing a celebratory 2020 season of dynamic premieres and events.

BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Cl Photo BWW Interview: HUMAN INTEREST STORY's Chameleon Actor Rob Nagle On Choosing Roles, Classics & L.A. Theatre
by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2020

A stalwart member of the Los Angeles Theatre community, the multi-award-winning Rob Nagle will next be appearing on the Fountain Theatre stage in the world premiere of Stephen Sachs' HUMAN INTEREST STORY, opening February 15, 2020. Rob essays Andy Kramer, who just having been laid off, fabricates a letter to the editor; then, has to mastermind an elaborate charade to justify it. Rob's HUMAN INTEREST STORY onstage accomplices include: Tanya Alexander, Richard Azurdia, Aleisha Force, James Harper, Matt Kirkwood and Tarina Pouncy. The ever-busy Rob managed to find some time to answer a few of my queries.

World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre Photo World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY By Stephen Sachs Announced At Fountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2020

a?oeThe line between where you are now and sleeping in your car is much thinner than you think.a?? The Fountain Theatre presents the world premiere of a timely new play, written and directed by Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Bakersfield Mist), about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism. Human Interest Story opens at the Fountain on Feb. 15, where performances continue through April 5.

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY At The Fountain Photo Casting Announced For World Premiere Of HUMAN INTEREST STORY At The Fountain
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2019

The Fountain Theatre is gearing up to present the world premiere of a new play written and directed by company co-artistic director Stephen Sachs (Arrival & Departure, Citizen: An American Lyric, Cyrano). Casting is now complete for Human Interest Story, a timely drama about homelessness, celebrity worship and the assault on American journalism, with the opening date set for Feb. 15, 2020.

Review: MONO/POLY Openly Examines Adult Lifestyle Choices and Ramifications Photo Review: MONO/POLY Openly Examines Adult Lifestyle Choices and Ramifications
by Shari Barrett - Oct 25, 2019

For those not familiar with the term, polyamorous relationships are those in which the participating persons agree all parties involved may participate simultaneously in more than one serious or casual romantic or sexual relationship with the knowledge and consent of all partners. It's more than just a a?oehall passa?? in which monogamous couples agree to allow their partner to be with one other person. And those two lifestyle choices are the focal point of Playwright Brian Reynolds' world premiere play MONO/POLY now at the Odyssey Theatre through November 10.