Alex Ates is from New Orleans and currently lives in Alabama.
Alex Ates is from New Orleans and works and studies at The University of Alabama. He was education and engagement director of The NOLA Project where he is still an ensemble member and a member of Actors' Equity. Alex's undergraduate degree is from Emerson—where he is now a guest director. He currently serves on the board for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and Goat in the Road Productions. 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 being presented at Theatre Symposium. He is the managing editor of AATE's Incite/Insight. His writing has appeared in American Theatre, Backstage, and Scalawag. iAmAlexAtes.com