Alex Smith


Alex Smith was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. His education and career as a theatre artist and technician, musician, writer, performer, filmmaker, visual artist, and puppeteer are the result of the generosity and talent of an endless list of excellent artists, from whom he learned by observing and working for and/or with. From playing the title role in the Hedwig and the Angry Inch, to serving as technical director for the Piccolo Fringe Festival at Theatre 99 from 2002 – 2005, to acting under the direction of Dewey Scott- Wiley, Darion McCloud, Robert Richmond, Nathan Bezner, and Jim Thigpen, to assisting Brenda Schwarz for the year leading up to the opening of the Tapp’s Arts Center, to being selected by curator Philip Mullen as one of the spotlighted artists at the Cultural Council’s 2011 Founders Ball, Alex is constantly embracing the role of local Renaissance Man. Alex joined the Jasper Staff because Cindi asked him to, and that’s really all it took. “I think what Jasper is doing is giving the disparate artists in their disparate fields of artistic endeavor in Columbia a literal and figurative place to use as a touchstone. Jasper is one of the main conduits that is helping to create a unified arts community in Columbia.” Alex does not have a doppelganger, per se, but he has often referred to Nickelodeon Theatre executive director Andy Smith as his, “good twin.”

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