Alexandra Collier


Alexandra Collier is a writer from Australia, based in New York. Her plays have been developed at Sydney Theatre Company, Women’s Project, New Georges, the Lark and Dixon Place. Her recent work includes We Play for the Gods (created with the Women’s Project, Cherry Lane, New York), Underland (Sydney Theatre Company workshop and Page to Stage, Dixon Place, New York), Willow's One Night Stand (a musical written with Greta Gertler, in development, New York), The Red Letterbox (Weasel Festival, East 13th St Theater, New York), Holy Day (Telephone Festival, Overturn Theatre Ensemble, New York) and DEATHLESS (finalist in SheWrites, Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta). Her New York debut, The Will of the Cockroach was commissioned by The Production Company and was directed by May Adrales as part of the Australia Project. Alexandra performed in the premiere of Still Waiting (La Mama, Melbourne), which subsequently toured to the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The play was awarded the RE Ross Trust Playwrights Awards, profiled in the Australian Scriptwriting Centre’s collection of the best Australian plays of 2006 and in their Stand Alone monologue audition collection. Other awards, fellowships and grants include: UCROSS Foundation Fellowship, SPACE on Ryder Farm residency, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, MacDowell Fellowship, Ian Potter Cultural Trust travel grant and the Dame Joan Sutherland Award (Australian-American Association, New York). She is a graduate of Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College MFA playwriting program and was a member of the 2010-2012 Women’s Project Playwrights Lab (New York).

Alexandra's website is www.alexandracollier.com

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