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T H E A T E R

The Roast Beef Incident (solo monologue, actor/writer; development);  Blue Man Group (center Blue Man, NYC);  Replikas of Apocalypsis Cum Figuris (Monk in Crisis, dir. Niky Wolcz, NYC & Puerto Rico);  Medea (Jason, dir. Alicia House, NYC);  Collaboration, with Anne Bogart (Danté, dir. Pedro Salazar, CU Grad Arts);  Camino Real (Gutman), Waiting for Lefty (Fayette), briefly Stanley Gilkey in Unnatural Acts (dir. Tony Speciale, CSC, NYC);  The Dangers of Tobacco (lead/monlogue, dir. Henning Hegland, Columbia MFA);  As You Like It and The Seagull (Oliver & Dorn, dir. Pedro Salazar, Riverside Theater, NYC );  The Taming of the Shrew (Petrccio, Atlantic Theater Company, thesis project);  Prelude and Liebestood (monologue, dir. Jay Sterkel, Playwrights Horizons/NYU);  Rozencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (The Player, dir. Chris Kam; Currican Theater); Mother Courage (Chaplin, dir. Robert Richmond/Aquilla, NYU Mainstage); Not not not not not Enough Oxygen (lead, NYU mainstage, play by Caryl Churchill); The Basement (by Pinter, lead, NYU mainstage);  *The Tempest (Prospero, awarded best actor, New England Drama Fest @ St. Johnsbury Academy); The Mouse that Roared (Count Mountjoy, directed by William Vinton, STJA);  Kingdom County Comedy Troupe (sketch & improv comedian, monologues & sketch comedy, VT);  The Music Man [Tommy], The Mystery of Edwin Drood [lead], Crazy for You [cowboy] (musicals at Vermont Children's Theater, summerstock, VT);  Bread & Puppet (child actor/performer/puppeteer, VT)

Staged Readings include "The Sorrows of Young Werther" for Michael Cerveris (Theater Row), "Venice Saved" with David Levine & Gordon Dahlquist at New York Theater Workshop, and "Pinnochio's Ashes" (lead role) with SATC (Henning Hegland) at Scandinavia House (NYC), and "The Harvard Project" with Tony Speciale at CSC (devised work, in NYC), among others. I was also the reader for Jim Carnahan while casting the hit TV show "GLEE" for Ryan Murphy, reading scenes opposite every NY-based actor considered.

Trivia:

*Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST was based on a Bermudan shipwreck of one of Alexis' ancestors.

C I N E M A

The King is Dead (short, lead/Mr. White, dir. Vlad Nikolic), Untitled Film (documentary on actors' process, dir. Maryam Azadi), Chimera (lead, feature, dir. Mehrnoush Aliaghaei), Genau / aka Loss Control (lead, feature, dir. Alexis Savino), Far Rockaway (lead, feature, dir. Michael Schuerger, Filminitiative Niederrhein), The Imperialists are Still Alive! (Luke, feature, dir. Zeina Durra, Sundance 2010), Cred (short, dir. Sherman Paine, HBO grant), Seventh Dog (lead/co-producer, short, dir. Zeina Durra; festivals: Edinburgh [premier], Hamptons [competition], CircuitoOff in Venice [audience award], Nolita [best actor, award from acting coach Maggie Flanigan], Spike Lee-supervised), Bringing in the Sheaves (short, dir. Jonathan Stewart (Sam Mendes' West End assistant, DeFusion Films), Cross Your Heart (short, dir. Michael E. Wood, also Spike Lee-supervised), London Boots (guest star, Japanese primetime comedy), FujiTV & NHK (guest host/producer, live broadcasts), Ethan Frome (featured child actor, dir. John Madden, with Liam Neeson, Patty Arquette & Joan Allen), Where the Rivers Flow North (featured child actor, Sundance competition, dir. Jay Craven, with Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal and Michael J. Fox), A Stranger in the Kingdom (featured teen actor, dir. Jay Craven, with Ernie Hudson, David Lansbury, Henry Gibson, and Sean Nelson)

R A D I O

JWAVE (interview with Iron Chef creator and Departures writer Kundo Koyama on acting, healthy food, and lifestyle, Tokyo, Japan, 30 million audience); MAGIC 97.7 (teenage radio voice performer in ads for local businesses and segment intros, Lyndon, Vermont, ~15K audience, daily)

T R A I N I N G

NYU, Tisch School for the Arts, & The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School (2 years): Karen Kohlhaas, Mary McCann, Steven Hawley, Kate Blumberg, Jordan Lage, Paul Urcioli, Katie Bull, Craig Bacon, Kelly Maurer, Susan Finch, Damyan Popchristov, Linda and David Laundra, Terry Cole, and Alyssa Rallo among other other extraordinary instructors.

Additional master classes with: William H. Macy, Gore Vidal, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Mary Steenbergen, Ron Rifkin, Phillip Baker Hall, Campbell Scott, and John Ritter.

Additional training at Columbia University Graduate School for the Arts with Kristin Linklater, Andrea Haring, and Niky & Ulla Wolcz. Honorary & swing member of their alumni theater company "Kuden."

E d u c a t i o n

New York University (Tisch School for the Arts), The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School (NYC), Saint Johnsbury Academy (St. Johnsbury, VT), International Film & TV Workshops (Rockport Maine), Vermont Governor's Institute on the Arts (gov. Howard Dean, D-VT), Riverside School (Lyndonville, VT), French public highschool (in Villefrnche Sur Soane, France), Ohmi Kyoudaisha Gakuen (Shiga Prefecture, Japan), and Kaijo Gakuen (Tokyo, Japan), in addition to intensives, workshops, mentoring, and theater collaboration at Columbia University's MFA Theater program (2004–2010) with Kristin Linklater, Anne Bogart, Andrea Haring,

 

 

R e l e v a n t  E x p e r i e n c e

amphitheater with Peter & Elka Schumann (Bread & Puppet),  creative jam session & recorded interview with Spalding Gray (The Killing Fields, Swimming to Cambodia),  7 yrs collaboration workshopping with Anne Bogart (and students, at Columbia Universitty MFA; SITI Company Founder, Viewpoints co-creator),  studies with Masai tribes in Africa & Damyan Popchristov (Bulgarian director & professor), photographic storytelling with Kristin Linklater (Linklater Center, Dean of Columbia MFA Theater),  voice work with Andrea Haring (Linklater Center, Columbia University),  theater company & cinema with Niky & Ulla Wolcz (KUDEN, Nu Theater Co., Columbia MFA, National Theater of Frankfurt),  greek theater on trapeze with Stephen Wangh ("Acrobat of the Heart" author and NYU grad/Grotowski veteran) and Jordan Allen Dutton (Robot Chicken, The Bombitty of Errors),  co-starring in award-winning short film with Nadine Labaki (Caramel, Cannes Fellow),  documetary co-direction with Lorcan O'Toole (actor/director/musician),  brand-cinema for PBS' Martin Scorcese Presents The Blues series with Scott Hicks (Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars),  national ads filmed with cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, War Horse, Schindler's List, Jerry Macguire),  Savion Glover (Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk), Mark Pellington (Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road), and Bob Giraldi (Michael Jackson "Beat It" video),  childhood apprenticeships with Jay Craven (Sundance award),  creative dialogues on theater & culture with Kinya Kitaohji (Japanese theater/screen legend),  and creative collaborations in Tokyo & NYC with Kundo Koyama (Departures, Iron Chef, Orange Partners/N35) 

Founder of production shingles GenauFIlm and Mendicant Films, co-founder of New York Collective for the Arts, and founder/co-creator of Anseo Arts. 

 

"I aspire to offer clear, wonder-inspiring, ineffable experiences to the worlds of art and life, while loving them fully. Pretty sure I was born to suspend your disbelief."