Alexandra Harbold

Assistant Professor

Alexandra Harbold is Assistant Professor of Directing for the Department of Theatre, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory. She works as a freelance director, Equity actor, voiceover artist, and dramaturg.

Recent credits include directing the world premiere of The Night Witches (Egyptian YouTheatre at the Great Salt Lake Fringe), the Utah premiere of The Wolves (Salt Lake Acting Company), The Rivals (U of U, Babcock Theatre); co-creating The Live Creature & Ethereal Things (Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in collaboration with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory, inspired by the Red Fred Project); and dramaturging Sweat and Oslo (Pioneer Theatre Company).

Harbold earned her Master’s in Performance Studies 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). She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) and Literary Managers, Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), StateraArts, and the Writer’s Promise Program.

Prior to teaching with the Department, she was honored to work as a guest director. Her productions with the Department of Theatre include The Rivals, You Never Can Tell, Self Defense, or death of some salesmen, The Owl Girl,  Love Alone, and The Eccentrics.

Upcoming projects include directing The Odyssey (University of Utah Babcock Theatre), Death of a Driver (Salt Lake Acting Company), and the world premiere of At the Bottom (Pinnacle Acting Company); co-creating the 2019-2020 Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company season production of The Live Creature & Ethereal Things; and dramaturging The Lifespan of a Fact and Mary Stuart for Pioneer Theatre Company.

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