Alex Travers is a Theatre Maker, Performer, Playwright and Director who is passionate about physical play. 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). Alex has also trained at NIDA and attends Zen Zen Zo to train in the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, Viewpoints, Suzuki and Butoh Dance Theatre.
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. In 2018, Alex further developed and presented Sleep, Perchance to Dream in co-production with Tantrum Youth Arts and with the support of the Young Regional Artist Scholarship, awarded by Create NSW. With this funding, she trained at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris as a student of their workshop program and led an extended creative team for the co-production season. Alex continued to develop Sleep, Perchance to Dream after its Newcastle seasons and in January 2019 presented the work at The Old 505 Theatre, Newtown as part of their FreshWorks season.
Alex's monologue 'Where Does it Hurt?' will shortly be 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. Her writing is also published by Medium.
Alex is currently studying in the first year of the professional course at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.