Alexandra Simpson

Bio

Alexandra Simpson is an interdisciplinary theatre artist and mask builder with a background in documentary, creation, playwriting, music and performance. She is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School for Performance Acting and has a MFA in Documentary Media (Ryerson, 2016) and a MA in Performance and Environmental Studies (University of Toronto, 2017). Alexandra is interested in exploring cultural narratives and interspecies relations particularly those surrounding energy industry. She is the co-founder of Animacy Theatre Collective (animacytheatrecollective.com), a company that creates stories about more-than-human worlds and social and environmental justice. Most recently Alexandra was a collaborator and actor in Theatre by the Bay's The Five Points, and is a mask builder for the immersive production of There Is No Word For Wilderness, written by Lisa Hamalainen on Manitoulin Island this October 2017.