alexis scott

MFA Acting, University of Texas at Austin

BA Gender Studies, Brown University

Here are some things I believe:

 

Black Lives Matter.

 

Black Trans Lives Matter.

 

Art is alchemical. Creativity allows us to transform human experiences into points of connection both in and outside ourselves, thus creating the opportunity to strengthen our muscles of empathy and compassion. Therefore:

Creating art can actually enable us to grow the ability to change ourselves and, in sometimes small and subtle ways, the world. Or it can at least help us enjoy our lives a little more.

 

 

 

Film

The Space That Holds Us

Plant Giveaway Mockumentary

Get Out Fast

In Bed

Nine Actors

Knockers

Revenge

Sadie

Newscaster

JP

Sophie

Cowgirl

Dominatrix

DeeDee

dir. Sarah Guilbeaux

dir. Ivete Lucas and Otis Ike, Drawing Lines 

dir. Haley Elizabeth Anderson, NYU

dir. Sera Gillow (NYU Film Academy)

dir./prod. Mykal Monroe

dir. Deja Bernhardt

Galt Productions, dir. Gabriel Dean

Theater

2010 - present

nyc

Dishwater Blonde by David Turkel                        Eva Braun                     Torn Page, dir. Katherine Wilkinson

Paul Swan is Dead and Gone by Claire Kiechel   Paula                             The Civilians, Torn Page, dir. Steve Cosson

Triggered by Gabriel Jason Dean                         Mimi                               The Amoralists, Cherry Lane Theatre, dir. Kimille Howard 

All Female One Minute Play Festival                    Ensemble                       New Georges at INTAR Theatre, dir. Nicole Watson      

Smith and Tinker curated works in progress        Chelsea Manning            HERE Arts, dir. Anna Brenner    

24Hr Play Festival                                                Player                              Brooklyn Arts Exchange, dir. Ben Kamine                

The Wholehearted by Meghan Kennedy             Jean                                 P73 Summer Residency at Yale, dir. Daniella Topol 

regional

*Edge of Peace by Suzan Zeder                       Girl                                    Seattle Children’s Theatre, dir. Linda Hartzell 

Ragtime (the Musical)                                        Brigit                                  Zach Scott Theatre, dirs. Dave Steakley, Nick Demos

A Single Shard by Robert Shenkkan                 Apprentice                         Seattle Children’s Theatre, dir. Linda Hartzell 

 

Austin

*Catalina de Erauso by Elizabeth Doss              Catalina                            CMPBS with Paper Chairs/dir. Dustin Wills

Johnny LaGuardia's Trinitron Mixtape                 Blanche                            Fusebox Festival, creator Bug Davidson

Hot Belly by Diana Lynn Small                            Veronica                            Paper Chairs Theatre at the Austin Public, dir. Diana Lynn Small

*Poor Herman by Elizabeth Doss                       Lizzie                                Paper Chairs Theatre at the Off Center, dir Elizabeth Doss                            

Hold Me Well by Eva Suter                                 Odele                                UTNT New Plays Festival, dir. Katie Bender

Bright Now Beyond by Daniel Alexander Jones  Girl Army/Mouse Queen  Salvage Vanguard Theatre, dir. Will Davis

Church of the Passionate Cat                              Drum Major                     The Off Center, underbelly theatre (underbellytheatre.com)

Kingdom by Andrew Hinderaker                          Chris                                UT Austin, dir. Sarah Rasmussen

Elvis Machine by The Duplicates                         Dixie                                Fusebox Festival, The Duplicates (theduplicates.org)

360: round dance by Steven Dietz                       Wife                                UT Austin, dir. Courtney Sale

The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov                         Carlotta                           UT Austin, dir. Brant Pope

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris                          Bev/Kathy                        UT Austin, dir. Lucien Douglas

The Threepenny Opera by Brecht                       Jake                                 UT Austin, dir. Halena Kays

Chronicles of Bad Ass Women by Holli Gipson  Janis Joplin                      Cohen New Works Festival, dir. Shawn Sides             

  *nominated for B Iden Payne Awards

Select Readings:

House on the Hill by Amy Witting, “Alexandra,” National New Play Festival

Don B’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves adapted by Lana Lesley, “Jane,” Rude Mechs

Fixing Troilus and Cressida by Kirk Lynn, “Cassandra,” Rude Mechs

Slake by Martin Zimmerman, “Ora,” directed by KJ Sanchez

2010 - present

Training & Workshops

University of Texas at Austin
Acting (Meisner, Shakespeare, Comedy, Devising): Fran Dorn, Lee Abraham, Lucien Douglas, Brant Pope, Kirk Lynn

Film/Camera: David Rothenberg, Sally Allen (Brock and Allen Casting)

Movement (Pilates, Laban, Alexander, Viewpoints, Mime, Clown, Combat, Suzuki): Andrea Beckham, Tom Truss, Quetta Carpenter Voice (Berry, Rodenburg, Dialect, IPA): Barney Hammond, Pamela Christian

Brown University

Performance Studies (Feminist, African American Performance, Ethnography): Rebecca Schneider, Elmo Terry-Morgan

Dance (West African, Modern, Post-modern): Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, Deb Meunier, Yin Mei
residencies

 

DIRECTING

Willy Wonka Junior, Headwaters Middle School, Austin

RENT, Headwaters High School, Austin

RESIDENCIES

Orchard Project Core Company/ David Chapman, Ari Edelson, Dean Strober/The Exchange

Philadelphia Improv Theatre (Member of House Team“Activity Book”)/Rick Horner/Philadelphia

Manton Avenue Project, Providence RI

Miscellaneous Skills

Dialects: Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Puerto Rican, Italian, Yiddish, Australian, New Zealand, Jamaican, Russian, US: Southern (Texas, Georgia, Carolina), Midwestern, Boston, California        

 

Languages: Spanish (conversational), Italian (minimal), Hebrew (can read)                                 

 

  • Drive manual car                                                                                                  

  • Type 96WPM                                                                                                          

  • Play basic piano and acoustic guitar                                                                      

  • Creative writing (short stories and poetry)                                                                

  • Drawing, Painting, Sketching, Collage
  • Yoga

Some wonderfully strong female characters round out the cast. My daughter was captivated by Girl, an adventurous young woman who has blossomed from a Depression-era orphan of a previous play into a pilot for the war effort. Imbued with Amelia Earhart-esque spunk by Alexis Scott, Girl blithely parachutes her way into the story and the imagination of young audience members.​​

- History and Mystery: Seattle Children's Theatre's 'The Edge of Peace'Annie Fanning, March 2013 ​​​