Alexis Poledouris

Alexis is a director and educator who has dedicated her career to creating engaging performances for the stage and screen. Over the past 20 years she has directed dozens of experimental and classical works in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Budapest, and for the past three years has directed the main stage piece for the multi-disciplinary arts festival, The Edwardian Ball, where her short film Death in a Dollhouse was exhibited as well. Much of Alexis’ work integrates new technology and she has recently been inspired by virtual reality and immersive video as a means to provide a fully immersive, theatrical-like experience for audiences around the globe.

Experience

Theater Director

PS122; HERE; New York University; Barnard College; Young Playwrights Inc.; Columbia University; The Ohio Theater; Ensemble Studio Theater; Dixon Place; and Local Hakiri Smash Club.

1999 - Present

Drama Teacher

TREE Academy

Los Angeles, CA

2016 - 2017

Director, Drama Teacher

Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences

Director – The Search for Odysseus by Charles Way, Middle School Players
Director – The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Middle School Players

2012 - 2017

Teaching Artist

Queens Theater in the Park and PS122

Queens, NY

2006 - 2007

Director

The Public Theater, NYU/Tisch

New York, NY

2005 - 2007

Production Assistant

Big Dance Theater, Plan B at Dance Theater Workshop

New York, NY

2004

Theater

The Search for Odysseus

Charles Way

Crossroads School: Santa Monica, CA

Caucasian Chalk Circle

Bertolt Brecht

Crossroads School: Santa Monica, CA

In Security

Anna Gutto

Unbound Collective, 3LD: NY, NY

My Father Is A Tetris Game

Jonathan Goldberg

Shelby Company, HERE: NY, NY; Dixon Place: NY, NY

Vendetta Chrome

Sally Oswald

Clubbed Thumb, The Ohio Theater: NY, NY

The Group

Robert Quillen Camp

Dodeska Performance Ensemble, Climate Theater: SF, CA

The Jew and the Demon

Jonathan Goldberg

NYU / Tisch School of the Arts, The Goldberg Theater: NY, NY

Cherubina

Paul Cohen

In association with PL115, Sanford Meisner Theater: NY, NY

Cascando (a radio play)

Samuel Beckett

Columbia University, WKCR: NY and NJ

Baby Face

Ashlin Halfnight

Electric Pear Productions, Walkerspace: NY, NY

Momma

Edith Freni

PS122 with Queens Theatre in the Park, PS122: NY, NY

Food for Fish

Adam Szymkowicz

Sanctuary Playwrights Theater, The Kraine Theater: NY, NY

God’s Waiting Room

Ashlin Halfnight

PL115, New York International Fringe Festival, PS122: NY, NY
PL115, The Merlin International Theater: Budapest, Hungary

Bad to Worse: a history play

Robert Quillen Camp

Horace Mann: NY, NY; Local Hakiri Smash Club: Queens, NY

Babette Torquemada

Robert Quillen Camp

The Constant Theater, HERE / American Living Room: NY, NY

Wife and Her Fisherman

Kate Herzlin

Young Playwrights Inc., 13t h Street Theater: NY, NY

The Cat Person

Larry Kunofsky

Playwrights in Residence, Makor Center: NY, NY

The Oprichniki

Robert Quillen Camp

Dodeska Performance Ensemble, Octopus INK: Brooklyn, NY

Cloud 9

Caryl Churchill

Columbia University School of the Arts, Riverside Theater: NY, NY

Old Times

Harold Pinter

Columbia University SoA, Schapiro Theater: NY, NY

Ivanov

Anton Chekhov

Columbia University SoA, Schapiro Studio: NY, NY

On the Roof

Brooke Rogers

Mae West Fest, UNConventional Center: Seattle, WA

Kissing Booth (Kaboom!)

Robert Quillen Camp

CThe Constant Theater, The Backdoor Theater: Portland, OR

Ariadne and the Bull

Robert Quillen Camp

The Constant Theater, The Screening Room: Portland, OR

The Baltimore Waltz

Paula Vogel

Reed College, Studio Theater: Portland, OR

One Acts

The Deadly Blotter

Edward Gorey

Edwardian Ball, The Regency: SF, CA; The Fonda: LA, CA

The Stupid Joke

Edward Gorey

Edwardian Ball, The Regency: SF, CA; The Globe Theater: LA, CA

DIRGE

Pindar (adapted)

Target Margin Theater, The Ohio Theater: NY, NY

Generator City

Avi Glickstein

NYU / Tisch School of the Arts, The Goldberg Theater: NY, NY

All This Beautiful Life

Veronica Gleeson

The Production Company, chashama: NY, NY

365 Days/365 Plays

Suzan-Lori Parks

Barnard College: NY, NY

The Pickle Lady

Sharyn Rothstein

Ensemble Studio Theater / Youngblood Company: NY, NY

The Sins of Chai

Julie Fitzpatrick

Ensemble Studio Theater / Memberfest: NY, NY

Field Trip

Robert Quillen Camp

Dixon Place / New Music Works Festival, Makor Center: NY, NY

Springtime

Maria Irene Fornes

The Fall Collection, La Tea Theater: NY, NY

Film

LOONER "Rest in Pieces"

Music Video

Death in a Dollhouse

Short Film

LOONER "My Time"

Music Video

Education

Columbia University

MFA, Directing
2005

Reed College

BA, Literature / Theater
1999