Alex Ates speaks with Whit MacLaughlin—the experimental theatermaker who ventured into the online realm before it became our norm—about the intersection between digital technology and live performance and pedagogy.
Alex Ates is from New Orleans. He's the incoming director of theater arts at Westtown, a Quaker school outside of Philly, and an incoming Dean's Scholarship graduate student at NYU Gallatin. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, Backstage, Incite/Insight, and Scalawag. Alex was the education and engagement director of The NOLA Project, where he is still an ensemble member. He currently serves on the board for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and Goat in the Road Productions. With an MFA from The University of Alabama, Alex is the recipient of the SETC Graduate Young Scholar Award for his research on the Free Southern Theater and his research on Stage Studies at Black Mountain College is to be published as a chapter in the 28th edition of Theatre Symposium. Alex has been a guest director at Emerson College, Agnes Scott College, and Tulane University. He is the editor of AATE's Incite/Insight. BA from Emerson. iAmAlexAtes.com
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