Kent Alexander is an actor, director, writer, and educator.
Past theater credits include work with Free Southern Theater in New Orleans, the Talking Band, and Ensemble Studio Theater of NYC.
During my work as a writer-in-residence for Teachers & Writers Collaborative (NYC), I received the American Stage Network’s Pathfinder Award for Collaborative Classroom Theater Work. The following year, I was presented with the John Stevens Activist Award for theatre work with New York City’s The School for the Physical City.
For five years, I conducted theatre-related workshops at the FDR Veteran’s Hospital in Montrose, New York with adult psychiatric patients, using theatre to confront and examine issues of identity and anxieties due to long-term substance abuse and post-war stress displacement related to re-integrating back into civilian life.
I have also worked with the award-winning 52 Street Project (NYC) and, along with a selected group of NYC playwrights and actors, worked with Ojibwa youth in Bemidji, Minnesota to create and stage more than 30 original plays based on the youth leaders’ dreams.
Through The Working Theatre of NYC and District Council 37, I facilitated theatre workshops with non-uniformed NYC union members and staged over 60 plays over the course of three years.
Now living in Northampton MA, I was recently seen in the role of Tayyib in Silverthorne Theater’s production of Yusef El Guindi’s Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, and in the role of Rev. Booker in UMass-Amherst's production of Marcus Gardley’s Hell in High Water.
I am a lifetime member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre of NYC and a co-founder of the award-winning BluesEnBop Theatre Company.