Xandra Clark is an actor, writer, performance-maker, and documentary producer. Her work has been presented at The Bowery Electric, Whitehead Hall at Brooklyn College, The Green Room (a performance salon she curates in Brooklyn), and Stanford University, where she completed a BA (Honors) in Theater and MA in Journalism. She has studied with Anna Deavere Smith and Amy Freed; performed at Dixon Place, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the BEAT Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Wild Project, the cell theatre, Connelly Theater, and Lincoln Center; and worked with The Public Theater on two Shakespeare plays. She has participated in residencies at Mount Tremper Arts and Chez Bushwick, and she has received grants for her performance work from Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Community Foundation, and the Stanford Young Alumni Arts Grant. She is also co-founder/producer of True Story podcast and worked at national nonprofit StoryCorps.
Upcoming in 2016:
This spring, Xandra is presenting Anthology: Crown Heights, a new work she is creating with fellow Crown Heights-based artists to explore neighborhood history and present-day gentrification to mark 25 years since the 1991 riots. The performance features oral histories with residents, live music, dance, and original poetry, and it will premiere at Weeksville Heritage Center, a cultural institution of Brooklyn.
In April-May, she has a residency at The Tank, a theater in midtown, to develop her new play Everything You're Told, exploring true stories of dogma, doubt, and conviction.
Anthology: Crown Heights is a collection of true stories assembled and performed by an ensemble of l...