Alex Travers is an emerging Theatre Maker, Playwright and Creative Producer based in Sydney. Using movement, verbatim text and found stimuli, Alex works to create imagined and visual worlds which are grounded in physical play, surrealist imaginings and social (un)conscious. Through her interdisciplinary practice, Alex seeks out the whimsical and fantastical nature of diverse Australian landscapes to inspire intimate exchanges and challenge established theatrical convention.
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 Zen Zen Zo 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. The work re-imagined 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. With this funding, she trained at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris as a student of their workshop program. 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.
Alex's monologue 'Where Does it Hurt?' is 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 is currently a writer-in-residence with Montague Basement as part of their program for new writing in partnership with KXT.
Alex has most recently studied at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris as a student of the Professional Course.