Alexandra Simpson (Director, Masks)

Alexandra Simpson (Director, Masks)

Alexandra Simpson is an interdisciplinary artist and activist with a background in devised theatre creation, mask (building and performance), dance and play-writing. She is the co-Artistic Leader of Animacy Theatre Collective, a Toronto-based company focused on the creation of original works that speak to social and environmental justice.

Alexandra has a BFA in Performance Acting and an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson and a MA in Performance and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto. Alexandra is a recipient of the Chalmers Professional Development Fund and in July 2019 went to the International Sartori Workshop in the Art of Commedia dell’Arte to study mask building in wood, leather and papier mache. 

Recent credits include: Blood & Soil (Theatre Artaud), Upstream Downtown (Animacy Theatre Collective), and the Five Points (Theatre by the Bay).