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ALEXANDRA HARBOLD

 
 
 
 

ABOUT

 

Alexandra Harbold is a freelance director, Equity actor, voiceover artist, dramaturg, and teacher based in Salt Lake City. 

Harbold and Robert Scott Smith founded and share creative leadership of Flying Bobcat, a Theatrical Laboratory which produces and creates performance-based work.

She earned her Masters in Theatre Arts (Performance Studies option) from the University of London, Goldsmiths College, and her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (High Honors, magna cum laude) from Middlebury College.  She is an alumna of SITI Company's Skidmore Summer Intensive, BADA's Midsummer at Oxford, Michael Howard Studios in NYC, Plan-B Theatre/Meat & Potato Theatre’s Directors’ Lab, and The Field (SLC).  

Alexandra Harbold is Assistant Professor of Directing in the University of Utah's Department of Theatre. 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DIRECTING PROJECTS

2018 The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe | Salt Lake Acting Company | October 10 – November 11, 2018

  • COMPANY Madi Cooper, Louise Vitória Dapper, McKenzie Steele Foster, Tracie Merrill, Mary Neville, Ireland Nichols, Hailee Olenberger, Fina Posselli, Cezanne Smith, Alison Stroud
  • CREATIVE TEAM Costume Designer Kerstin Anderson Davis | Lighting Designer William Peterson | Set Designer Erik Reichert | Dramaturg Cate Heiner | Sound Designer Jennifer Jackson

2019 The Rivals | University of Utah Department of Theatre | Spring 2019

DIRECTING | PROFESSIONAL FULL PRODUCTIONS

2018   Macbeth by William Shakespeare | Pinnacle Acting Company | Westminster College | June 14-30, 2018

  • CREATIVE TEAM Costume Designer Andrea Davenport | Lighting Designer Spencer Brown | Set & Props Designer Roya Burton | Sound Designer Sam Allen | Assistant Director Madeleine Rex | Stage Manager Dylan McKernan | Fight Choreographer Roger Dunbar | Fight Captain & additional choreography Joseph Rogan

2018    Jump | Co-Directing with Robert Scott Smith A Plan-B Theatre co-production with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory in partnership with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists | April 5-15, 2018

2017   Ion | The Classical Greek Theatre Festival | Westminster College | September 14-25, 2017

2017   How Long Can You Stand on the Train Tracks: A Game for Two Sisters | Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory Co-production with Sackerson | July 7-9, 13-16, 2017

2016   Picnic | The Grand Theatre | March 17-April 2, 2016 

2016   Climbing with Tigers | Salt Lake Acting Company with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory & Red Fred Project | March 4-26, 2016

2015   Tribes | Salt Lake Acting Company | October 21-November 15, 2015

2015   Twelfth Night, or What You Will | Salt Lake Shakespeare | Babcock Theatre | July 9-19, 2015

2014   Once on This Island | Musical Director Kevin Mathie & Choreographer Michelle Patrick | The Grand Theatre

2013   The Righteous and Very Real Housewives of Utah County | Alligator Press Productions | Fort Douglas Post Theatre

2012   Betrayal | Pinnacle Acting Company

2011   (a man enters) | World Premiere | Salt Lake Acting Company

2011   The Persian Quarter*| World Premiere | Salt Lake Acting Company

2009   Three Days of Rain | Pinnacle Acting Company

2009   Rabbit Hole**  | Pinnacle Acting Company

2008   Romeo & Juliet  | Pinnacle Acting Company

2002   Concentric Circles | Bailiwick Directors’ WinterFest, Chicago, IL

1999   The Gravity of Means | Wolfgang Theatre | Chicago, IL

DIRECTING (DEVISED PROJECTS)

2013   MIND over MATTER | Co-Created with Robert Scott Smith, Nell Gwynn, & Conor Provenzano | The Leonardo

2013   LOVE: a mixed-media cabaret | Co-Created with Robert Scott Smith, Austin Archer, & Deena Marie Manzanares | The Leonardo  

2012   SENSES 5 | Co-Created with Robert Scott Smith | The Leonardo

DIRECTING (ONE ACTS AND SELECTED STAGED READINGS)

2017   The Art of Floating | Plan-B Theatre | Script in Hand Series (upcoming: February 22, 2017)

2012    Devil Dog Six | Salt Lake Acting Company | New Play Sounding Series

2012   Spark | Pygmalion Productions TBD Reading Series

2012   A Slight Discomfort | Jeff Metcalf | Touring

2012   The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Helper Art & Music Festival | Helper, UT

2012   SLAM | Next! | Plan-B Theatre Company                     

2012   Monsterheart | SLAC: New Play Sounding Series

2012   The Agony & The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs | SLAC: New Play Sounding Series

2011   T.I.C. (Trenchcoat in Common) by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb | SLAC: New Play Sounding Series

2010   SLAM | Brown Shoes | Plan-B Theatre

2010   Prophets of Nature | SLAC: New Play Sounding Series

2010   Over | Plan-B/ Meat & Potato: Script in Hand

2010   Self Storage   Plan-B/ Meat & Potato: Script in Hand

2009   SLAM | Black & White   Plan-B Theatre

2007   Keeping Clean amid the Messy Night   Dance Theatre Coalition: Proving Ground        

2006   Faint Whistle in the Crater   Dance Theatre Coalition: Proving Ground          

ACADEMIC DIRECTING

2017   You Never Can Tell | Babcock Theatre, University of Utah | November 2017

2016   Self Defense, or death of some salesmen | Studio 115 | University of Utah

2014  The Owl Girl | Studio 115 | University of Utah

2013   Love Alone | Studio 115 | University of Utah | November 14 – 24, 2013

2013   The Eccentrics | Studio 115 | University of Utah

2001   Untitled: The Sounds of Unheard Voices (Co-Director Cheryl Faraone)   Middlebury College, VT

1999   The Gravity of Means    Middlebury College, VT

DRAMATURGY           

2016   The Last Ship | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Karen Azenberg                    

2016   An Inspector Calls | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Mary B. Robinson                 

2015   I Hate Hamlet  | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Art Manke

2012   Of Mice and Men  Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Mary B. Robinson

ASSISTANT DIRECTING

2012   Emma, dir. Matthew Arbour   Pioneer Theatre Company

2010   Charm, dir. Meg Gibson   Salt Lake Acting Company

2004   Trembling Hands, dir. Paul Tei   MadCat Theatre, Miami, FL          

2004   The Gulf of Westchester, dir. Lou Tyrrell   Florida Stage, Manalapan, FL

2004   Mercy of a Storm, dir. Michael Bigelow Dixon   Florida Stage, Manalapan, FL

2003   Running with Scissors, dir. Lou Tyrrell   Florida Stage, Manalapan, FL

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE           

  • Member of Actors Equity Association
  • Member of Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas
  • Artistic & Literary Associate | Salt Lake Acting Company   
  • Communications & Audience Development | Salt Lake Acting Company           
  • Research Assistant to Playwright Julie Jensen | She Was My Brother
  • Visiting Lecturer | Acting I & Creative Process | Middlebury College, VT
  • Faculty | Creative Process | American Festival for the Arts | Houston, TX

EDUCATION | TRAINING

  • Change Leader Institute | Utah Division of Arts & Museums | Park City, UT
  • Viewpoints/Suzuki/Composition (graduate credit) | SITI Summer Intensive | Skidmore College, NY
  • M.A. Performance Studies | University of London, Goldsmiths College | UK
  • B.A. Theatre, High Honors, Magna cum laude | Middlebury College, VT
  • BADA Midsummer at Oxford | Balliol College | UK
  • Acting | Michael Howard | Michael Howard Studios | NYC, NY

DRAMATURGY           

2018 (upcoming) Oslo by J.T. Rogers | Pioneer Theatre Company | Director Karen Azenberg

2018   Death of a Driver by Will Snyder | SLAC Playwrights' Lab 2018 | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. Kareem Fahmy

2017   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Karen Azenberg                    

2016   The Last Ship | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Karen Azenberg                    

2016   An Inspector Calls | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Mary B. Robinson                 

2015   I Hate Hamlet  | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Art Manke

2012   Of Mice and MenPioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Mary B. Robinson

PLAY | ROLE | THEATRE | DIRECTOR

Molly Sweeney (Staged Reading) | Molly Sweeney | UtahPresents | Director Robin Wilks-Dunn | 2018

Hand to God | Marjorie | Salt Lake Acting Company | Director Christopher DuVal | 2017

Remington & Weasel | Alex Weadle | Pygmalion Productions | Dir. Robin Wilks-Dunn

Slow Food (Play-by-Play) | Woman | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Julie Kramer

Two Stories | Jodi | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. Keven Myhre

FEAST | Woman | NOW International/Interdisciplinary Dance Company, Playwright Troy Deutsch, & Flying Bobcat | Choreographer/Director Charlotte Boye-Christensen 

A Public Education (Play-By-Play) | Pam Finley | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Shana Gold

Circle Mirror Transformation | Teresa | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. Adrianne Moore

Dancing at Lughnasa | Maggie | Pinnacle Acting Company | Dir. John Michael Graham

Hamlet | Player Queen [U/S Gertrude] | Pioneer Theatre Company | Dir. Charles Morey

Toll of War (Reading) | Athena/Tekmessa | Classical Greek Theatre | Dir. Larry West

Six Years | Meredith | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. Tracy Callahan

The Seagull | Arkadina | Pinnacle Acting Company | Dir. Melanie Nelson

Living Out* | Nancy | Pygmalion Productions | Dir. Reb Fleming

The Rant (NPSS Reading) | Lila Mahnaz | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. Paul Kiernan

Ugly to the Bone (Script in Hand Series) | Faith | Plan-B Theatre | Dir. Jerry Rapier

Reviving Ophelia | Mom | Youth Theatre at the U | Dir. 

Ice Glen | Dulce | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. David Mong

Fat Pig | Jeannie | Pygmalion Productions | Dir. Shellie Waters

Ugly to the Bone/ ‘06 SLAM | Prudence | Plan-B Theatre | Dir. Larry West

Art for Art’s Sake (NPSS Reading) | Marie | Salt Lake Acting Company | Dir. Tony Larimer

Passion Play (Reading) | Nell | Aspect Theatre, Chicago, IL

Antigone (Reading) | Antigone | Aspect Theatre, Chicago, IL

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground | Rosie | Aspect Theatre, Chicago

Blue Forest | Alice | Potomac Theatre Project, Olney, MD

Necessary Targets (Reading) | Melissa | Middlebury Symposia, VT

Stick Knife Here | Chalk Girl | Building Stage, Chicago, IL

The Voyage of the Carcass | Eliza Kane | Building Stage, VT

Boxing the Compass | Maeve | New Actors' Stage, Chicago, IL

In Perpetuity throughout the Universe | Christine Penderecki | American Festival for the Arts | Houston, TX

Fantasio | Elspeth | Helle Theatre Company, NYC

Happiness Compartment | Mary Jo | NXT, London, England Mrs. Klein | Melitta Klein | NXT, London, England

Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants. | June | Potomac Theatre Project, DC

VOICEOVER EXPERIENCE
Reading Horizons
Visual Link Spanish
Yikes! Audio Book by Adele Park

EDUCATION | TRAINING

  • Viewpoints/Suzuki/Composition (graduate credit) | SITI Summer Intensive | Skidmore College, NY
  • M.A. Performance Studies | University of London, Goldsmiths College | UK
  • B.A. Theatre, High Honors, Magna cum laude | Middlebury College, VT
  • BADA | Midsummer at Oxford | Balliol College | UK
  • Auditions Seminar | Jeff Johnson | SLC, UT
  • Acting | Anne Cullimore Decker with Plan-B Theatre | SLC, UT
  • General Concepts for Film & Television | Anne Sward Hansen | ASH Productions, UT
  • Acting | Michael Howard | Michael Howard Studios | NYC, NY
 

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SOUND DESIGN

JENNIFER JACKSON

Music Composition & Sound Design

http://jenjacksonsound.com

Design and original music credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Yale Repertory Theatre), THE WOLVES, HIR, HAND TO GOD, HARBUR GATE, BULL SHARK ATTACK, STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, BLACKBERRY WINTER, TWO STORIES (Salt Lake Acting Company), TWELFTH NIGHT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HENRY IV, PART I (Salt Lake Shakespeare), ION (Greek Classical Theatre Festival), and THE ORPHAN (Children of an Idle Brain Theatre Company, of which she was a founding member). Her sound installations have been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery and the University of Utah. Jennifer holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama and is on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Theatre, where her credits include LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, GOOD KIDS, and SCHOOL FOR LIES.

SCENIC DESIGN

THOMAS GEORGE

HALEE RASMUSSEN

ERIK REICHERT

COSTUME DESIGN

KERSTIN DAVIS

Costume Designer

Kerstin Davis’ costume design credits include THE WOLVES (Salt Lake Acting Company), OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD and YOU NEVER CAN TELL (Babcock Theatre), ECLIPSED (Studio 115).

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LIGHTING DESIGN

WILLIAM PETERSON

Lighting Design | http://www.william-peterson.com

William Peterson is a lighting designer based out of Ogden, Utah. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theatre Arts: Design/Tech from Weber State University. William has assisted lighting designers in New York City at 59E59 Theatres and El Museo Del Bario, and has designed for various dance academies in the Northern Utah area. He has worked in various capacities at the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, the Ellen Eccles Theatre, and more.

He was awarded a National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Award for Excellence in Lighting Design.

William believes in working on theatre that makes a difference - theatre that can inspire and cause others to reflect on life. 

SPENCER BROWN

JESSE PORTILLO