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Alexandra Espinoza

Alexandra Espinoza (all pronouns) is a playwright, performer, director, dramaturg, and more. As playwright: All My Mothers Dream in Spanish (IATI Theater Cimientos Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Foundation Honorable Mention), exxx…stasis, exxx…hale… (Villanova Theatre), HOMERIDAE (Theatre Exile Studio X-hibition, Unicorn Theatre Works in Progress), and PERIL’s ISLAND written with the community of Harrowgate (Shakespeare in Clark Park). As director: The 2020 Philadelphia premiere of Angelina Grimké’s 1915 anti-lynching play Rachel (Quintessence Theatre) and Alice Childress's Wine in the Wilderness (Philadelphia Artists' Collective) upcoming in 2022. In 2021 Alexandra created and directed the community driven play BlackBestFriend, supported by the Leeway Foundation, Art is Essential, the Swimpony Arts Solidarity Fund, and the Open Meadows Foundation.  Alexandra is the Education Associate at the Wilma Theater, has taught at Temple, Haverford, and University of the Arts, and is a lifelong student for collective liberation.

exxx...stasis, exxx...hale

A Black/Queer/2020 response to Euripides' Bakkhai. Nadia and Cecily are trying to make their socially distanced relationship work, but trying to keep it sexy is a whole different grape on the vine. When they both join a Zoom-room nightclub hosted by DJ Dion, the two love birds are thrust beyond their mundane digital world into an intoxicating new dimension. A glimpse into our current cultural moment, exxx...stasis, exxx...hale… serves up a politically radical, and radically queer, virtual fantasia. “So dance.”

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