Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
BluesEnBop Productions

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.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Kent
Job Title/Position: 
writer/director
Physical Address: 
174 Island Rd
Northampton, MA 01060
Last Name: 
Alexander
Phone: 
4134555724

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Hip Hop
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Jazz
Year Founded: 
1977
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
General Public
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
3
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International