Alexandra Zelman-Doring: Award winning writer/director/ actor, Lecturer at NYU Film School & Founder of Throes Theater

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Bio:

Alexandra Zelman-Doring is an award winning writer, director, and actor. In 2005, she founded Throes Theater, an experimental theater company whose plays have premiered in the UK and in the US at theaters including The Flea Theater, 59E59, Dixon Place, Access Theater, Theater for the New City, and HERE Arts Center. She has collaborated with filmmakers, musicians, and performers from all over the world. Her work assisting Polina Klimovitskaya (Russian master acting teacher who studied with Meyerhold and disciples of Stanislavski and Vaktangov) greatly influenced her unique approach to acting and directing.

What do you do best?

Take risks, work hard, live in doubt.

What makes you the best?

I'm obsessed with my work

What are your aspirations?

Act in great independent cinema with inspired directors, write and direct more theater and film, collaborate with great artists.

Biggest Success?

I could list some prizes but the real successes have been working with my favorite actors, composers, musicians, designers.

Most Challenging Moment?

Every day

Favorite Motto?

"You have to be able to leave reality in order to create it" - Fellini

Favorite People?

Chantal Akerman, Andrei Tarkovsky, Mojo Lorwin, Gore Abrams, Barbara Schock, Anna Magnani, Isabelle Hupert, Giulietta Masina, Ozu 

Favorite Places?

New York, Rome, Paris, New Orleans, Warsaw, Russia, the ocean

Favorite Products?

None

Current Passions?

Filmmaking, acting, writing, walking a dog, meeting strangers.