actor | writer | film and theatre maker
Craig Alexander is an award-winning actor, writer, film and theatre maker, with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Acting from CSU. Upon graduation he co-founded Riverina based Gearstick Theatre; which he led as Artistic Director for almost ten years, creating a multitude of productions in a variety of genres and honing his character skills with a wide array of roles - ranging from Dracula himself to Pat the Dog.
He also began writing at that time with sketch comedy shows The Toilet Monologues and The Reindeer Monologues for Gearstick; leading on to Cubicles and Crusaders of the Lost Heart for Riverina Young Peoples Theatre, And Then There Were 3 through the Street Theatre’s Hive Program and several short films and unfinished novels. He's currently writing the comedy series, Trainee Bomb Squad, a horror-comedy feature (both with Nick Stannard) and adapting his psychological thriller, Snatchers (inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatchers) in to a feature.
Following the birth of his second child he took some time off performing and creating and found himself in various creative leadership positions across the country, including Creative Producer for Jigsaw Theatre Company, General Manager for Canberra Youth Theatre and Manager for Coffs Harbour's gorgeous Jetty Memorial Theatre. However, since 2014 Craig has once again been focused on his own creative practice, primarily as an actor and creator.
Recent stage performance credits include: St Nicholas, Exclusion, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol; Summer of the Seventeenth Doll; and Thomas Novachek in The Street Theatre’s Venus In Fur. He will soon be seen in Echo Theatre's Wolf Lullaby in February 2021.
Recent screen performance credits include: Total Control (Blackfella Films) Dirt (Next In Line Films – "Best Actor 2017 Fleurieue Film Festival"), The Photographer (The Horse You Rode In On Media), Life (Short Poppy Productions), Victimas (O’Hallmhurain Films), several national TVC campaigns, and donning a wicked moustache to bring the story of Deano and Marty Colt to life in the hilarious Trainee Bomb Squad.
2020 saw Craig dive in to the digital theatre world with the livestreamed production of Conor Mcpherson's St Nicholas. A unique blend of cinematic and theatrical storytelling delivered amidst the Covid lockdown, hailed as one of the best examples of a streamed theatrical experience to come out of this year.
As a filmmaker and videographer he's collaborated on several short films, captured events for organisations including The Street Theatre, The Q and the Flowers of War, and created promotional material for various organisations throughout the region.
Craig is also a father of four, a motorcycle enthusiast, gamer, somewhat-regular meditator, progressive callisthenics practitioner, Wing Chun Kung Fu student, not very successful organic vegetable grower, often house-husband, Connoisseur vanilla ice-cream addict and occasionally finds time to sleep...
ACTOR DRAMA REEL
A selection of short clips from various drama projects.
written and directed by Craig Alexander & Nick Stannard
Best Actor 2018 Canberra Short Film Festival | Craig Alexander
DIRT | NEXT IN LINE FILMS
written and directed by Damian Jenkins
2017 Fleurieu Film Festival "Best Actor" | Craig Alexander
People's Choice Credit Union
KOJO | Dir: Richard Coburn
SNATCHERS | DARK COMEDY/THRILLER | FEATURE
In a world where the Elite pay good money for the organs of the young, healthy and not so wealthy; a pair of reluctant organ harvesters get thrown a curveball when their latest corpse wakes up.
THE LONELY MAN'S GUIDE TO THE END OF THE WORLD | HORROR/COMEDY | FEATURE
When a plague of sentient zombies descend upon the nation’s capital, a reclusive widower must confront his past and deliver his neighbour’s children to their parents.
THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON MEDIA
Creative outlet for the insanity that is the workings of creator's Craig Alexander and Nick Stannard...
Working alongside the talented Creswick Collective, Craig spent several months capturing the creation of a large scale mural blanketing The Street CBR. Created by internationally renowned stencil artist Luke Cornish (E.L.K) the project came out of the Covid Lockdown and the isolation of an empty theatre amidst an empty precinct.
Official Selection Canberra Short Film Festival 2021