Dream Play: Alex Timbers


Mr. Off-Broadway: Alex Timbers

Welcome to our weekly feature, in which we inquire what show directors might delight us with were time, cost, space, and rights not relevant factors.

This week we feature the well-coiffed and much talented Alex TImbers. an OBIE Award-winning writer/director and Artistic Director of New York-based company Les Freres Corbusier. Directing credits include: Gutenberg! The Musical!, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant , Hell House, underground, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Heddatron. He also wrote and directed Boozy, a comic fantasia on urban planning, which was named “Ten Best of 2005” by the New York Daily News and Time Out New York. Awards/Fellowships: OBIE, two Garland Awards, Williamstown Directing Fellowship, Drama League Directing Fellowship. Upcoming: Dixie’s Tupperware Party at Ars Nova; Escape From Bellevue at the Village Theater.

Left to his own devices, Timbers would direct…

“I would stage Bernstein’s Mass. The piece requires dozens and dozens of performers and musicians so it’s basically unproducable. But, the year before graduating from college, I spent a (very weird) summer interning in the dusty halls of the Estate of Leonard Bernstein and became obsessed with his non-traditional music theater pieces, like that and Trouble in Tahiti. In particular, Mass for its sincerity, its rock n roll, and its adoration of pure spectacle would be a fantastic piece to get on.”