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Alexandra
Gersten-Vassilaros

Her play Omnium Gatherum (2004 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, co-written with Theresa Rebeck) premiered at the Humana Festival and moved Off-Broadway with subsequent regional and international productions. Her controversial play The Argument (Vineyard Theatre) had a recent “revised” production at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. The Ordinary Yearning of Miriam Buddwing (directed by Anna Shapiro), My Thing of Love (directed by Terry Kinney; Broadway, directed by Howard Davies) and Supple in Combat (directed by Max Mayer) were commissioned by and premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Mother of Invention (directed by Nicholas Martin) premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival starring Estelle Parsons. Mean Time, about the fracturing effects of war on soldiers and their families, was workshopped at Juilliard, NYU Grad Theatre Program and New York Stage and Film Co. (directed by Daniel Aukin). Her plays are published by Smith & Kraus and Samuel French. Radio: Playing On Air is currently featuring two of her short plays for public radio: Two Jewish Men in Their Seventies with Jerry Stiller and Open Arms with Julie White and Bill Irwin. She has developed several television projects with co-writer Carl Capotorto for HBO (Executive Producers Will Scheffer and Mark Olsen), and for KILLER/MOXIE films. Alexandra is a graduate of the NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a member of PEN. She leads writing workshops for veterans and women at The Bowery Mission in N.Y.C. Special thanks to my theater family at New York Stage & Film and to Michael Hoffmann. Alex dedicates Big Sky to her three boys Tonio, Luka and Stefano and to her husband Johnny.

Geffen Playhouse Productions