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Alexis Clements

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Alexis Clements is a playwright and journalist based in New York City, where she also co-founded a queer writing group. She is currently a Fellow at the Cultural Strategies Initiative. She is also serving as a co-editor of Women in Theatre Magazine Online, published by the League of Professional Theatre Women. An alumna of the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, she has been awarded a Dramatists Guild of America fellowship, two Puffin Foundation Artist Grants, a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, the Source Theatre’s Washington Theatre Festival Literary Prize, and she has been a resident at the Millay Colony. She is also founder of the multi-disciplinary arts project New Acquisition, which produced projects from 2007-2010. Her creative work has been produced and published in both the US and the UK. Selected productions include: The Elephant in the Room (LaBute New Theater Festival, St. Louis, MO), Conversation (Fringe Festival: Philadelphia, PA); Enough! (Highline Park: New York, NY); Place ReImagined (Women’s Project & River-to-River Festival: New York, NY); Dance Away Your Debt (FIGMENT Festival: Governors Island, NY & Dance Parade: New York, NY); Spitting Against the Wind (Brooklyn Arts Exchange: Brooklyn, NY & Dixon Place: New York, NY); Your Own Personal Apocalypse (One Million Forgotten Moments Project: New York, NY & Chashama: New York, NY); Causality (Towngate Theater: Wheeling, WV); The Interview (Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Scotland, UK); Three Choices (Pomegranate Theatre: Chesterfield, UK); and Pieces (Riverside Theatre: Iowa City, IA). She is the co-editor of the two-volume anthology of plays, Out of Time & Place, which includes her performance piece, Conversation. Her plays, Pieces and Three Choices, have been published by KNOCK. She has also written and published a selection of short stories. These works have appeared in a handful of literary magazines and collections, including two different anthologies published by Route (UK), Bonne Route and Ideas Above Our Station, and also in The Guardian. Her articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in publications such as Salon, Bitch Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, The L Magazine, Nature, In the Flesh Magazine, Aesthetica, and Travel New England. She is a regular contributor, focused on art and performance, to Hyperallergic. In addition, she has been an invited speaker at Harvard University, the Flux Factory (New York City), and the Playwrights Forum (Washington, DC), among other places. She has a M.Sc. in Philosophy & History of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. in Theater Studies from Emerson College.

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