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Alexis Scott 1628084037041

Alexis Scott

Based in Asheville • New York, Philly, and Austin!

She/Her • Member Since 2021

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My Story

Hey peers 'n queers! I'm a lifelong performer with a deep & abiding penchant for community, collaboration, and new work. In undergrad at Brown, I studied Gender Studies and Performance, which is when I first started waking up to the fact that the unnamed feeling I often had in theatrical rooms (& rooms in general) was the power imbalance of gender and the added toll of queerness. I resisted the call to perform professionally in my 20s, doing my best to explore all other avenues, but I returned again and again to the stage with questions about how to do so sustainably, mindfully, and inclusively. Finally, I made my way to UT Austin where I got my MFA in Acting in a program rich with new playwrights, diverse colleagues, and the training for which my soul deeply longed. I've since worked in theaters in New York, Seattle, Austin premiering new work by established and emerging playwrights. I consider my collaborators my fiercest resources and think of myself as a dramaturgical actor. Over the last few years, friends who are not performers started coming to me for vocal and performance coaching because, as they said, they felt safe with me. I've thus started offering trauma-sensitive, queer-friendly coaching on one-on-one and workshop settings. I love the process of creating safe containers in which to get expressive and free. And at its heart, I see theater as an alchemical art in which the muscles of empathy are encouraged to strengthen and expand.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person

Queer

Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

Cis

Race/Ethnicity
iRacial identity is the qualitative meaning one ascribes to one’s racial group, whereas ethnic identity is a concept that refers to one’s sense of self as a member of an ethnic group. At their core, both constructs reflect an individual’s sense of self as a member of a group; however, racial identity integrates the impact of race and related factors, while ethnic identity is focused on ethnic and cultural factors. We celebrate our Keys’ intersectionality and understand that creating one’s racial/ethnic identity is a fluid and nonlinear process that varies for every person. Many folks will identify with more than one background while others will identify with a single group more broadly.

White, Jewish

Discipline

Actor, Teacher, Coach

Unions & Affiliations

AEA

Website

http://beyoubespoke.com

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