Education, Teaching & Learning
(he/him/his) is a rising Senior studying Contemporary Theatre at Boston Conservatory (BoCo) at Berklee. Alex is an actor, director, deviser, voice-actor, and theatre artist originally from Overland Park, Kansas and was able to successfully make his way out of the cornfields and has now made a little home in the northeast and in Boston. Alex has worked as a deviser and theatre maker on such projects as CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG, It Was Sad, and Ephemera with his Contemporary Theatre ensemble at BoCo. He has worked as a director and collaborator on the development of a new work, Resting Place: A Lullaby, and as an assistant director with How I Learned to Drive at Newground Theatre Company and BoCo respectively. Alex has worked as an actor on stage in Her Naked Skin (BoCo), Sanctuary (BoCo), ALBERT: The Musical (Boston Theatre Marathon), Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight (Samuel-Lancaster Productions),Twelfth Night (Courtyard Shakespeare), and Here Lies Joyland (Kansas City Fringe). Alex’s film acting experience includes Controlled Burns (Dir. Robson Trudgill) and Tell My Family I Love Them (Dir. Erik Harken). Alex is passionate about the development and creation of new work, creative collaboration and non-hierarchical rehearsal rooms, and making theatre more inclusive and accessible for all! Alex believes theatre needs to be accessible, anti-racist, and collaborative to truly be an artform that is both representing of and for a wide community of people. Alex is ecstatic to be working as an Education, Teaching and Learning Intern at Wheelock Family Theatre this summer! He hopes to be able to bring his skill set to aid in the creation of educational programming, help continue the wonderful work Wheelock does, and relearn a great deal about why art and teaching art is important in this moment (because he can forget sometimes).
Find him on instagram @leondedis for more information, art, and fun times!!