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Alexis Macnab

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Infinite Coast is the name encompassing performer/director Alexis Macnab's original work - devoted to creating visually innovative and emotionally exquisite new theater. Trained at The Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, IL, Macnab studied the improvisational Theater Games techniques of Viola Spolin and Byrne & Joyce Piven. After graduating with High Honors from Oberlin College in 2001 with a B.A. in Theater & Dance, she worked in Chicago, mounting her original dance-theater show Night Fractal, Assistant Directing for Joyce Piven and Jessica Thebus, and working with Redmoon Theater creating new work.

Macnab moved to New York City in 2003 and began working with many different visual and movement-theater companies and artists including Laboratory Theater, MayDance, Timothy Braun, imnotlost, and Tom Lee. She became a member of the resident acting company at the The Flea Theater called the Bats, and performed in a number of productions including Peter Handke?s subversive classic Offending the Audience directed by Jim Simpson. The Flea presented a staged-reading of her adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel Foxfire in 2007.

As Infinite Coast, her original work and direction has been seen at The Brick Theater (Letter from Rubbish Island), HERE Arts Center (Trigger Happy Jack), Dixon Place (Ralph & Isabel), and chashama @ 42nd Street, where Macnab, and Kate Brehm of imnotlost, produced their site-specific puppet spectacle Dark Space.

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