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The Multifaceted Career: Alejandro Rodriguez
Wednesday • October 23, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Longy School of Music of Bard College is proud to present The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series featuring conversations with musicians who defy categorization. As an essential component of Longy’s career coaching program, this series fosters an exploration of how we (re)define individual success in our diverse and growing field.
Alejandro Rodriguez is currently the Associate Producer at PlayMakers Repertory Company and the founding Artistic Director of ASTEP’s Artist as Citizen Conference, an immersive educational program that develops the whole artist by combining traditional arts classes and career skills workshops with speakers & panels on the subjects of citizenship, service & social justice through the arts. In 12 years as a performer, he created numerous roles Off-Broadway, including the part of Charlie Rosa in Ghetto Babylon (National Latino Playwrights Award), and the character of Gabriel in the New York Times Critics’ Pick Bird in the Hand. He played the title role in The Acting Company’s national tour of Romeo and Juliet, and the part of Edgar opposite Billy Porter in King Lear. Regionally, he performed at The Kennedy Center, the Guthrie Theatre, Denver Center Theater Company, Baltimore CenterStage and the Los Angeles Theater Center, among others. His film and TV credits include Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Dates from Hell (Discovery ID), and the feature film Emoticon. Now, driven by a passion to work across industries & disciplines in order to more powerfully unleash the transformative power of the arts on every segment of society, Alejandro produces artistic and educational experiences that are holistic, immersive, story-driven, audience-focused and community-facing. His first full-length play, Sorry,enjoyed a sold-out run at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in New York, and his earlier work, Now is the Time, was produced three times in NYC and later on tour throughout Canada. He has been the recipient of residencies through SPACE at Ryder Farm, Makehouse and the Center for Innovation in the Arts at Juilliard, as well as grants from the Queens Council of the Arts, CUNY Dance Initiative and LPAC. He’s lectured at multiple colleges, is on faculty at The Performing Arts Project and has carried an adjunct professorship in the CUNY school system. His new play, Tropical Storm Warning, received its first public reading in December 2017. A graduate of Juilliard.