Alex Hare, director and co-conceiver of "Chains Don't Rattle Themselves," explores stories by formerly incarcerated writers and affected family members.
Alex Hare is a director pursuing a path as a citizen-artist -- in one sense, creating work that's informed by movements for justice and visibility, and in another, bringing an artistic sensibility to participation in civic life. Co-artistic director of the theater collective The Brewing Department, Alex has developed and premiered work at HERE Arts Center, Cherry Lane Theatre, Dramatists Guild, NYCFringe, Dixon Place, Irondale Center, and Feinstein's/54 Below. He is a frequent assistant for film/theater director Bill Condon, including on "Side Show" (Broadway, Kennedy Center) and the 2017 live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast." Other assistant directing credits include "School of Rock" (Winter Garden Theatre) and "Straight" (Acorn Theater). Alex studied English Literature and American Studies at Columbia University.
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