I am an interdisciplinary artist with a background in acting, play-writing, multimedia and aerial arts. I am interested in creating new works that are focused on research creation and often that have to do with relations with more-than-human worlds and social and environmental justice. Most of my work also tends to include relationships with the ocean. I have a BFA in Acting, am finishing my Masters in Environmental Studies and will be continuing on for my PhD in the same field. I am very interested in fusing academic research, activism and theatre creation; my doctoral studies will involve creating theatre as a form of land education that speaks to environmental/social justice and my masters explores inland cities’ relations to coastal communities and ecosystems, particularly looking at the Indigenous land defence camp on Lelu Island. Before Imperceptible I began exploring activist theatre creation through my one-woman play High Tide: On the Life and Writings of Rachel Carson.
This July 2019, Alexandra will be going to the 34th International Seminar in the Art of Mask in Commedia dell’Arte in Padova, Italy thanks to the support of the Chalmer’s Professional Development Fund administered by the Ontario Art Council.
“It has been an absolute dream of mine to attend the Sartori workshop in Italy. I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chalmer’s Professional Develop Fund administered by the Ontario Art Council.” – Alexandra Simpson