Alex Travers (she/they) is a Theatre Maker working across movement, clown and devised storytelling.
Alex’s work is DIY, playfool and grounded in the Lecoqian pedagogy of creative play. Often, it explores gender identities, social (un)conscious and the interplay between body, voice and sound.
Her works include OBLIVION (The Laboratory, 2020), Art About Not Making Art (Tantrum Youth Arts, 2020), Sleep, Perchance to Dream (Old 505 Theatre, 2019 & Tantrum Youth Arts, 2017-2018) and The Stage Where We Met (Newcastle Fringe, 2016). Her work is published in the anthology DOG (2021) and This Was Urgent Yesterday (Currency Press, 2020).
As a community arts practitioner, Alex collaborates with artists throughout Western Sydney and has previously worked as a Creative Producer (Outreach + Community) for the Think+DO Tank Foundation. Alex is an experienced teaching artist and is passionate about shared creative language, accessible performance and holistic exchanges between stories and audiences.
Alex is currently the Program Manager - Children & Young People at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Alex has developed their practice through residencies including Step Up (Kings Cross Theatre, 2021), Left to Write (Express Media, 2021), National Studio (ATYP, 2020), The Laboratory (Montague Basement & bAKEHOUSE, 2020), Writing Place (ATYP, Carclew, Country Arts SA, 2019) and the Trajectory Co-Production & Residency (Tantrum Youth Arts, 2018-2019). Alex was awarded a Young Regional Artist Scholarship by Create NSW in 2018.
They have trained at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq as a student of the Professional Course and hold degrees from The University of Canberra and The University of Newcastle.
Born in the South Western suburbs of Sydney, Alex creates across the unceded lands of the Eora Nation.