Alexandra Friedman

set & production design | costume design | fabrication

Alex Friedman creates environments for performance - in found locations, onstage, on screen, and on the body. She is especially excited about new work and having an open collaborative process. Alex aims to engage diverse audiences, exploding their preconceived notions of what theatre and film can be, and is interested in media that embrace the tactile craft of design.

Born in St Petersburg, Russia, Alex is a native of New York City and an alumna of Brandeis University and CalArts. Her design work has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and throughout the SF Bay Area. She is currently is based out of Los Angeles, having most recently worked as a set designer for LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio in Portland, OR.

CONCEPTION, DESIGN, & PERFORMANCE

BETWEENIZDAT

Betweenizdat is an original chamber piece investigating the intersection between culture, freedom, and family. Through video interviews, family photographs, music, and the ritual of sharing a meal, an intimate audience joins me in exploring the significance of a particular Soviet-era Russian singer and why his legacy is so universal.

Presented in 2016 as part of the CalArts New Works Festival.

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