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.


BLUE, face the wall

Blue, Face the Wall was a site-specific performance within the California Institute of the Arts, created in response to a visit to the Los Angeles County Jail. The installation juxtaposed the physical structure of the two institutions -- jail and school -- as actors representing inmates followed an arbitrary set of rules enforced by actors playing guards. The piece was an attempt to process our experience of the jail, investigating the relationships between visitors, prisoners, and enforcers in an environment with very specific systems governing the movements and actions of its inhabitants.

Created in collaboration with Aubree Lynn

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