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.


Murmuration, conceived by Sarah Reid

Murmuration is an interdisciplinary performance developed by trumpet player Sarah Reid with a team of musicians, designers, and dancers. Inspired by string theory and the idea that every component of the universe is at once infinitely small, infinitely large, and infinitely complex, the piece takes place in a responsive environment in which performance data is collected in real time and used as a set of dynamic controls for live electronics and video projection.

Produced in the Sharon Disney Lund Theater at CalArts in 2015

Original music composed by Sarah Reid, Justin Scheid (electronics), and Tony Gennaro (percussion)

Choreography by Lily Kind

Responsive Video by Jesse Garrison

Lighting Design by Dan Norman

Costume Design by Angela Triviño


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