Alexander Gelman

Alex Gelman – Producing Artistic Director

Alex has been the Producing Artistic Director of Organic Theater Company since 2006. He has directed Tartuffe, Macbeth, Caligula, Rhinoceros, The Emigrants, Bartleby the Scrivener, $30,000 Bequest, All in the Timing, Bobby Gould in Hell, The Dressing Room, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Man with Bags, The Naked King, Play Strindberg, The Police, The Secret Agent, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Theophilus North, andTomfoolery.Alexander was born in Russia and emigrated to the United States as a teenager. He has worked as a director and translator of plays from Russian to English. He has worked at such theatres as American Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage Company, Canterbury Opera (Christchurch, New Zealand), Chicago Lyric Opera, Utah Opera, Ashlawn-Highland Music Festival, Chattanooga Opera Association, Hartford Stage Company, The Acting Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company, Emmy Gifford Theatre, and The Juilliard School of Drama. He co-founded Salt Lake Shakespeare and served as its Artistic Director for five years. He has also assisted such notable East European directors as Andrei Serban, Yuri Lyubimov, Lucian Pintilie, and Yuri Yeremin. Alexander is also the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University.

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