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August 14 2014

Barreca, Dodge, And More Design 2014 Behind The Scenes Holiday Cards

The PLASA Foundation announces its 2014 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards, created by an impressive array of all-star designers and young talent – Chris Barreca, Marci Bilske, Alexander Dodge, Andrew Hefter, Todd Rosenthal, and Donyale Werle.

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January 30 2011

Alexander Dodge Discusses The Winter’s Tale

Guthrie Theatre Podcast

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November 8 2007

Here’s to Alexander Dodge

By Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review

When people complain about the ART, they often leaven their criticism with a comment like, “But at least their set designs are incredible.” This, of course, is sometimes true, if you buy into the central conceit of ART design – that is, that our current milieu is a kind of empty, desolute wasteland (although this rather more accurately sums up the state of the ART’s academic mindset than the culture at large). So I try to remind people that the best theatre design this town has seen over the past few years has come from the drawing board of Alexander Dodge, whose latest set, for Brendan (above), neatly encapsulates its Boston locale in a potent metaphor: the gleaming surface of the Hancock Tower, which, mysteriously, reflects not Copley but Kenmore Square, and opens up into the far more quotidian bars and apartments through which the play’s eponymous “rake” makes his progress.

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June 29 2007

From Sketch to Stage

By Erik Piepenburg

New York Times, June 2007

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November 25 2006

Remaking a Christmas Classic

The Calgary Herald

Theatre Calgary is about to tell its familiar Christmas tale as it has never been told before.

Sets, costumes, music, and script — most everything about the company’s $600,000 production of A Christmas Carol promises to cast the immortal Scrooge and his journey from dark loneliness to epiphany in a brand new light…

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ABOUT

Truth Through Design. Alexander Dodge is an award winning international designer for musicals, opera, plays and dance.

A lexander Dodge is an award winning international set and costume designer for musicals, plays, opera and dance. He has designed productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Berlin. He was born in Switzerland, raised in Arizona and lives in Manhattan.

He has designed the current smash hit Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder directed by Darko Tresnjak for which he received his second Tony Award Nomination.  Other Broadway credits include, Present Laughter (Tony Award Nomination) directed by Nicholas Martin, Old Acquaintance, Butley, and Hedda Gabler.

For London’s West End he designed All New People written by and starring Zach Braff directed by Peter Dubois, as well as the tour in Manchester and Glasgow. Internationally he has designed at The Gate Theatre in Dublin and the Stratford Festival of Canada.

Off Broadway his work includes Lips Together Teeth ApartModern Terrorism, All New People, and Trust all directed by Peter DuBois, and Theresa Rebeck’s The Water’s Edge for Second Stage. Rapture Blister Burn (also Boston and Los Angeles) directed by Peter DuBois and Maple and Vine directed by Anne Kauffman for Playwrights Horizons. For the Roundabout Theatre the premiere of Ms. Rebeck’s The Understudy directed by Scott Ellis, at Lincoln Center Theater the John Guare premiere Chaucer in Rome and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme (Lucille Lortel Award Winner) both directed by Nicholas Martin. At the Public Theatre he designed David Grimm’s Measure for Pleasure directed by Peter DuBois.

Recently he designed a brand new version of Disney’s musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by Scott Schwartz for the La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse, and The Ghosts of Versailles for L.A. Opera directed by Darko Tresnjak,.  Upcoming projects include Kiss Me Kate for Hartford Stage and The Old Globe.

He has designed at most major American regional theaters, among them: Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, CenterStage, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Theater Center, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, The Guthrie Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Mark Taper Forum,  The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Yale Repertory Theatre.

His opera design work includes  An American Tragedy for the Glimmerglass Festival, Il Trittico for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Cosi Fan Tutte for Minnesota Opera, Der Waffenschmeid for Gärtnerplatztheater Munich, Der fliegende Holländer for Würzburg, Germany and Lohengrin for Budapest.

In addition to two Tony Award Nominations, a Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Nomination, he has also been the recipient of 2 Elliot Norton Awards, 3 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards, 2 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, 2 San Diego Critics Circle Awards and a Bay Area Critics Award.

Alexander was born in Switzerland to an American father and a German mother. He grew up at Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdale, Arizona. His father studied with Frank Lloyd Wright and continues to work for the school and foundation. While studying at Bennington College he spent semester abroad at London’s Motley Theatre Design Course. He later trained with Ming Cho Lee and earned an MFA at the Yale School of Drama.

Alexander lives in New York with his husband, Charlie and their son Nicholas.

 

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Clockwise form top left: 1) Me sitting on the set of “Orbo Novo” for Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance. 2) Darko Tresnjak and me on the set for “Twelfth Night” at Hartford Stage. 3) In my studio on west 38th Street in Manhattan.

Experience

    • Production
      • Venue
      • Director
      • Year
    • Julius Caesar
      • Venue
        Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2015
    • The Tempest
      • Venue
        Hartford Stage
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2015
    • Twelfth Night
      • Venue
        Hartford Stage
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2015
    • Lips Together Teeth Apart
      • Venue
        Second Stage
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2015
    • Present Laughter
      • Venue
        Broadway - Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre
      • Director
        Nicholas Martin
      • Year
        2014
    • Pygmalion
      • Venue
        The Old Globe Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival
      • Director
        Nicholas Martin
      • Year
        2014
    • Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2)
      • Venue
        Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
      • Director
        Michael Kahn
      • Year
        2014
    • Measure for Measure
      • Venue
        Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2013
    • Tribes
      • Venue
        Guthrie, McGuire Theatre
      • Director
        Wendy C. Goldberg
      • Year
        2013
    • Hamlet
      • Venue
        Repertory Ensemble Players
      • Director
        Mark Lamos
      • Year
        2013
    • Other Desert Cities
      • Venue
        The Old Globe Theatre
      • Director
        Richard Seer
      • Year
        2013
    • Bell Book and Candle
      • Venue
        Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2012
    • All New People
      • Venue
        2nd Stage and Duke of York's Theatre, West End
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2011
    • The Winter’s Tale
      • Venue
        Guthrie Theatre, Wurtele Thrust
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2011
    • Trust
      • Venue
        2nd Stage
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2010
    • Dog In The Manger
      • Venue
        Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2009
    • The Understudy
      • Venue
        Roundabout Theatre - Laura Pels
      • Director
        Scott Ellis
      • Year
        2009
    • Miracle at Naples
      • Venue
        Huntington Theatre Company, Wemberly Theatre
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2009
    • Old Acquaintance
      • Venue
        Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre
      • Director
        Michael Wilson
      • Year
        2007
    • Production
      • Venue
      • Director
      • Year
    • The Ghosts of Versailles
      • Venue
        L.A.Opera
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2015
    • Cosi Fan Tutte
      • Venue
        Minnesota Opera
      • Director
        Peter Rothstein
      • Year
        2014
    • An American Tragedy
      • Venue
        Glimmerglass Festival
      • Director
        Peter Kazaras
      • Year
        2014
    • Il Trittico
      • Venue
        Deutsche Oper Berlin
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2006
    • Der Waffenschmied
      • Venue
        Gärtnerplatz Theater - Munich
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2004
    • Lohengrin
      • Venue
        Hungarian State Opera - Budapest
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2004
    • Der fliegende Holländer
      • Venue
        Würzburg, Germany
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2002
    • Production
      • Venue
      • Director
      • Year
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
      • Venue
        La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse
      • Director
        Scott Schwartz
      • Year
        2015
    • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
      • Venue
        Broadway - Walter Kerr Theatre
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2014
    • Kiss Me Kate
      • Venue
        Hartford Stage & The Old Globe
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2014
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum
      • Venue
        Williamstown Theatre Festival
      • Director
        Jessica Stone
      • Year
        2010
    • Production
      • Venue
      • Director
      • Year
    • Swiss Gallery Exhibition
      • Venue
        Galerie Englische Kirche - Meiringen, Switzerland
      • Director
      • Year
        2013
    • Orbo Novo
      • Venue
        Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
      • Director
        Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
      • Year
        2012
    • Waterfront Wines
      • Venue
        Wine Shop Interior, Brooklyn Heights
      • Director
      • Year
        2011
    • Production
      • Venue
      • Director
      • Year
    • The Ghosts of Versailles
      • Venue
        L.A.Opera
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2015
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
      • Venue
        La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse
      • Director
        Scott Schwartz
      • Year
        2015
    • Julius Caesar
      • Venue
        Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2015
    • The Tempest
      • Venue
        Hartford Stage
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2015
    • Twelfth Night
      • Venue
        Hartford Stage
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2015
    • Lips Together Teeth Apart
      • Venue
        Second Stage
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2015
    • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
      • Venue
        Broadway - Walter Kerr Theatre
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2014
    • Cosi Fan Tutte
      • Venue
        Minnesota Opera
      • Director
        Peter Rothstein
      • Year
        2014
    • Present Laughter
      • Venue
        Broadway - Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre
      • Director
        Nicholas Martin
      • Year
        2014
    • Pygmalion
      • Venue
        The Old Globe Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival
      • Director
        Nicholas Martin
      • Year
        2014
    • Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2)
      • Venue
        Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
      • Director
        Michael Kahn
      • Year
        2014
    • An American Tragedy
      • Venue
        Glimmerglass Festival
      • Director
        Peter Kazaras
      • Year
        2014
    • Kiss Me Kate
      • Venue
        Hartford Stage & The Old Globe
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2014
    • Other Desert Cities
      • Venue
        The Old Globe Theatre
      • Director
        Richard Seer
      • Year
        2013
    • Hamlet
      • Venue
        Repertory Ensemble Players
      • Director
        Mark Lamos
      • Year
        2013
    • Tribes
      • Venue
        Guthrie, McGuire Theatre
      • Director
        Wendy C. Goldberg
      • Year
        2013
    • Measure for Measure
      • Venue
        Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2013
    • Swiss Gallery Exhibition
      • Venue
        Galerie Englische Kirche - Meiringen, Switzerland
      • Director
      • Year
        2013
    • Bell Book and Candle
      • Venue
        Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage
      • Director
        Darko Tresnjak
      • Year
        2012
    • Orbo Novo
      • Venue
        Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
      • Director
        Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
      • Year
        2012
    • Waterfront Wines
      • Venue
        Wine Shop Interior, Brooklyn Heights
      • Director
      • Year
        2011
    • The Winter’s Tale
      • Venue
        Guthrie Theatre, Wurtele Thrust
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2011
    • All New People
      • Venue
        2nd Stage and Duke of York's Theatre, West End
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2011
    • Trust
      • Venue
        2nd Stage
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2010
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum
      • Venue
        Williamstown Theatre Festival
      • Director
        Jessica Stone
      • Year
        2010
    • Dog In The Manger
      • Venue
        Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC
      • Director
        Jonathan Munby
      • Year
        2009
    • The Understudy
      • Venue
        Roundabout Theatre - Laura Pels
      • Director
        Scott Ellis
      • Year
        2009
    • Miracle at Naples
      • Venue
        Huntington Theatre Company, Wemberly Theatre
      • Director
        Peter DuBois
      • Year
        2009
    • Old Acquaintance
      • Venue
        Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre
      • Director
        Michael Wilson
      • Year
        2007
    • Il Trittico
      • Venue
        Deutsche Oper Berlin
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2006
    • Der Waffenschmied
      • Venue
        Gärtnerplatz Theater - Munich
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2004
    • Lohengrin
      • Venue
        Hungarian State Opera - Budapest
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2004
    • Der fliegende Holländer
      • Venue
        Würzburg, Germany
      • Director
        Katharina Wagner
      • Year
        2002

Contact

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Mobile: 917.324.9719

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