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.


VASALISA (THIS RITUAL WAS NOT MY IDEA), DIRECTED by SAMANTHA SHAY with text by gerri ravyn stanfield

Vasalisa (this ritual was not my idea) is an original devised performance by internationally recognized Portland-based artist collective Source Material. Based on the ancient Russian folktale of the Baba Yaga, Vasalisa is a dream-like piece exploring the retrieval of the intuition as a collective initiatory experience, told through image, physical theatre, and traditional songs from Eastern Europe. Vasalisa integrates ritual with theatre in ancient and unprecedented ways, pushing the boundaries between content and form.

Produced by Source Material at the Headwaters Theater in Portland, OR in 2017 

Created & Conceived by Samantha Shay and Gerri Ravyn Stanfield

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