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Alexander Greenfield is an Atlanta-raised stage director whose credits include award-winning productions in the Southeast and Associate Directing credits on Broadway and overseas. Most recently, he directed the world premiere of GOING TO SEE THE KID by Steven Drukman at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA (IRNE Award Nomination, Best New Play). Other recent productions include: EMILIE by Lauren Gunderson at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC; RICHARD III at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC; the Georgia premiere of Amy Herzog’s 4000 MILES at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA; and the world premiere of KIND SOULS by Tom Diggs at Theatre 54 in Manhattan. Other directing credits include: THE WHIPPING MAN by Matthew Lopez at the Tony-winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA (Suzi Bass Award Nomination, Director of a Play); the world premiere of TEN MILE LAKE by Tira Palmquist at Serenbe Playhouse; SWEENEY TODD (Fabrefaction Theatre in Atlanta, GA—Suzi Bass Award Nomination, Director of a Musical); HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett; A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill; and THE BONE VIOLIN by Doug Wright. Staged readings/workshops include: THE SEAGULL starring two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye; REPORTING LIVE at NYMF starring Kate Shindle, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, and Theresa McCarthy; HURRICANE: A New Musical at Merrimack Rep; and MILO AT THE MOVIES: A New Musical at the Aurora Theatre.


Alexander has worked extensively on Broadway and overseas as an Associate Director to Tony-winning director, Doug Hughes (DOUBT).  Hughes has called Alex: "A prodigy; a great thinker with great heart who is wonderfully capable of translating bold ideas into richly entertaining and memorable theater." As an AD, Alex has worked with such actors as Frank Langella, Jan Maxwell, Brían F. O’Byrne, Debra Messing, Bobby Cannavale, Boyd Gaines, Richard Thomas, Rosemary Harris, Jim Dale, Cherry Jones, Sally Hawkins, Denis O’Hare, Brendan Fraser, Jim Belushi, Nina Arianda, and Robert Sean Leonard. Recent: The American premiere of THE FATHER starring Frank Langella (Tony Award; Best Actor) & the world premiere of JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar at the La Jolla Playhouse. Other Broadway credits include: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (Tony Award nomination; Best Play) THE BIG KNIFE, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, THE ROAD TO MECCA (dir. Gordon Edelstein), BORN YESTERDAY, ELLING, & MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION. Other AD credits include: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION by Anthony Giardina at Lincoln Center Theater; THE PRICE by Arthur Miller and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland; and the commercial Off-Broadway production of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV.


Alexander has directed at the Seven Devils Playwriting Conference in McCall, ID and has conducted drama therapy workshops for teenagers in crisis at Cedar Ridge Academy in Roosevelt, UT. He also worked as a Guest Director and Assistant Producer for Playwrights Horizons Theater School. In 2007, he was appointed as an Artistic Associate at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, GA.  At 7 Stages he created the devised theatre training program: Absolute STEP and was a core collaborator on the resulting workshop of THE BANANA RAPTURE OF 2012.


Alexander holds a B.F.A. with honors in Theatre from NYU: Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of SDC, the theatrical labor union for professional stage Directors and Choreographers.

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