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Alex Barron

Alex Barron is a dramaturg and literary manager based in New York City. He is a program associate with the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and consults with a number of companies, including SPACE on Ryder Farm and Scott Rudin Productions. He has been a member of the artistic staff at the Playwrights Realm, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, and the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. As a dramaturg, he has developed plays by Dominique Morisseau, Matthew Lopez, Rachel Bonds, Lauren Yee, Sarah Burgess, Jen Silverman, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Martyna Majok, and Elizabeth Irwin, among many others. Alex previously produced Naked Radio, a new play podcast, for Naked Angels and currently produces podcasts for The New Yorker. He is a graduate of Drew University.

Fear and the Representation Problem
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Fear and the Representation Problem

20 September 2015

Dramaturg Alex Barron posits that homogenous seasons may have less to do with sexism and racism than with risk aversion.

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SPACE on Ryder Farm
Essay

SPACE on Ryder Farm

4 March 2013

Alex Barron reflects on the origins of SPACE on Ryder Farm, and the future of its program... and of artist residences.

13P
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13P

Easy to Revere, Tough to Recreate

24 January 2013

Alex Barron on the challenge of finding leadership to make collectives like 13P work.