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.

SET, COSTUME, & PUPPET DESIGN

POMEGRANATE JAM: A SHADOW BALLET, CONCEIVED & DIRECTED BY EVANGELINE CRITTENDEN & MEGAN LEWICKI

Pomegranate is an adaptation of the myth of Persephone in which the heroine is cast as a young woman navigating the transition into adulthood rather than as a victim. Through a combination of movement and shadow puppetry, the story is re-framed as a journey of discovery in which Persephone learns to make her own choices, weighing the familiar love of her mother against the exhilarating pull of romantic love.

Produced as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014

Original score composed by David Aguila & Kris Rahamad

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