Alex Ates

Alex Ates is from New Orleans and is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama, where he studies directing. He was education and engagement director of The NOLA Project where he is still an ensemble member and a member of Actors' Equity. He was also a theater faculty member at Lusher School and is the PreK-8 Network co-chair for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Alex's undergraduate degree is from Emerson. He is a contributing writer to Backstage magazine.



Blognews, trends, insights

  • A Flash of the Irish Stage
    Alex Ates heads to Ireland, where he encounters the kindness and charm of many theatregoers and students, and remembers what theatre is about for him.
  • Setting the Stage for a New Regional Theater
    The budding identity of American regional theater is fresh ensembles creating devised work that answers why with these people, in this place.
  • The Play's a Thing
    Alex Ates writes of a production of Love Labour's Lost during the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the healing and cathartic qualities of community theater.
  • Creating The Shakespearean Jazz Show at Emerson
    Alex Ates reflects on the creation of The Shakespearean Jazz Show, and how Emerson College provided the perfect opportunity for his brainchild to grow.