Foundry Member, Dramaturg (2018 Conference)
Alexandra Espinoza is a Philadelphia based theatre artist whose work aims to connect creative power to community voices. As a playwright, she is a first-year member of the Foundry at PlayPenn and her work has been produced by Power Street Theatre Company and Juniper Productions, and has been developed at Great Plains Theatre Conference and Seven Devils. She has worked as an actor, dramaturg, and director with Orbiter 3, Inis Nua Theatre, Azuka Theatre, and PlayPenn. She practices community engaged dramaturgy with Simpatico Theatre and has facilitated the creative expression of people aged 7 to 70 in her work as a teaching artist. She recently completed her Masters in Theatre at Villanova University, where she was the 2018 recipient of the Barbara Wall Award for Feminist Praxis for her performance as research work on introducing Brechtian aesthetics to Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel.
Specialties: new work development; production and workshop dramaturgy; research processes; culturally specific dramaturgy, with particular interest in consulting with playwrights of color and members of other marginalized groups; projects that blend research and aesthetics