Alex Travers - Sydney based Playwright, Theatremaker & Producer

About

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Alex graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Performing Arts) (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) on Jacques Lecoq’s Theatre of Movement and Gesture (Class 1) in 2017. Alex has also trained at NIDA and Zen Zen Zo in the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, Viewpoints, Suzuki and Butoh Dance Theatre and has most recently studied at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris as a student of the Professional Course. 

In 2017, Alex was awarded a Trajectory Residency by Tantrum Youth Arts and performed the first creative development of Sleep, Perchance to Dream at Crack X. The work explored Shakespeare’s Ophelia as a woman of thought, creativity and power and in 2018, was further developed and presented in co-production with Tantrum Youth Arts and with the support of the Young Regional Artist Scholarship, awarded by Create NSW. 

Alex continued to develop Sleep, Perchance to Dream and in 2019 presented the work at The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown as part of their FreshWorks season. 

In 2019, Alex's monologue Where Does it Hurt? was published by Currency Press after she was the recipient of a Writing Place Regional Artist Residency delivered by Carclew, Country Arts SA and ATYP and mentored by esteemed Australian playwrights; Caleb Lewis, Mary Anne Butler and Emily Steel.

 

Alex was also a participant of ATYP's 2020 National Studio and was a writer-in-residence with Montague Basement as part of their program for new writing in partnership with bAKEHOUSE for which she wrote Oblivion. The work premiered at KXT in December 2020 as part of The Lab Report.

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In 2020, Alex was the Creative Producer Intern on Tantrum Youth Arts' Art About Not Making Art and commenced the role of Creative Producer (Outreach + Community) at LOST IN BOOKS.

 

Alex is also an experienced Teaching Artist and regularly delivers workshops in visual storytelling, devised movement and physical performance.

 

In 2021, Alex is a recipient of Express Media's Left to Write: Playwrighting Toolkits Residency.

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