CV

Alix Sobler – Curriculum Vitae

updated March, 2017

EDUCATION

  • Columbia University School of the Arts (New York, NY) – MFA Playwriting, expected graduation date, 2017
  • Brown University (Providence, RI) – BA Theatre, Speech and Dance, Concentration in performance and playwriting.
  • London Academy of Theatre, UK

 

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS & READINGS (Selected)

The Great Divide (full-length)

  • Finborough Theatre – World Premiere (London, UK) 2016
  • The Segal Centre* (Montreal, QC) 2016
  • The Mad & Merry Women’s Histories Festival, IRT*  (New York, NY) 2014
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange, Carol Shields Festival of New Works,* (Winnipeg, MB) 2014

Winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Award
Finalist for the 2015 Henley Rose Playwriting Award
Nominated for 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Sheltered

  • Alliance Theatre – World Premiere (Atlanta, GA) 2018 (Upcoming)
  • South Coast Repertory, NewSCRipts Reading Series* (Costa Mesa, CA) 2017
  • Theater Ariel*, (Philadelphia, PA) 2017
  • Winnipeg Jewish Theatre , So Nu? Festival of New Work * (Winnipeg, MB) 2016

2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winner
Finalist for the 2017 New Play Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

 

JONNO

  • Echo Beach Theatre, Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival  (Winnipeg, MB) 2016

 

The Secret Annex (full-length)

  • The Segal Centre (Montreal, QC) 2016
  • Stratford Festival Salon Series* (Stratford, ON) 2015
  • Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre -World Premiere (Winnipeg, MB) 2014
  • Published by Scirocco Drama (Canada) 2015

Nominated for 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

 

She’s Not There (full-length)

  • Theatre Seven’s SHIKAAKWA* (Chicago, IL) 2013
  • Brown Playwrights Rep (Providence, RI) 2011
  • Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (Winnipeg, MB) 2009

Some Things You Keep (full-length) 

  • Winnipeg Jewish Theatre – World Premiere  (Winnipeg, MB) 2010

Commissioned

*indicates a staged reading

 

ORIGINAL SOLO SHOWS

 

Jason Neufeld is Impotent

  • Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (Winnipeg, MB) 2007
  • Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival (Minneapolis, MN, juried), 2010

The Cloud Factory

  • Capital Fringe (Washington D.C.) 2008
  • Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals circuit, 2005

American vs. Canada

  • Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals circuit, 2004

Flavor of the Week

  • The Tank (New York, NY), 2004
  • Produced at the UNO Festival (Victoria, BC , juried) 2004
  • Elmwood Playhouse (Nyack, NY) 2004
  • Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals circuit 2002-2003

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

  • Last Night in Inwood (full-length play) – Columbia MFA Thesis
  • The Glass Piano (full-length play) – available for Premiere
  • Bread and Roses (one-hour drama pilot)
  • STUCK (half-hour comedy pilot)
  • Consider it Done (half-hour comedy pilot)
  • Blood Pressure (full-length screenplay)
  • Four Dead Friends (full-length screenplay)

AWARDS &  GRANTS RECEIVED

  • 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winner
  • OMI International Arts Center Residency (Upcoming)
  • Finalist for the 2015 Henley Rose Playwriting Award
  • Nominated for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (2014 & 2016)
  • Short-listed for a Manitoba Book Award (Most promising Manitoba writer)
  • Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition
  • Columbia University Dean’s Travel Grant
  • Deep Bay Artists’ Residency at Riding Mountain National Park of Canada
  • Rogers Development Fund (Screenplay)
  • Brown Playwrights’ Rep Residency at Brown University
  • Canada Council for the Arts (Travel)
  • Manitoba Arts Council (Playwriting, Travel)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Dramatists Guild
  • Playwrights Guild of Canada
  • Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights Unit
  • Canadian Actors’ Equity Association