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...
WOLF LULLABY - FEB 2021
In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother must make the torturous choice between ignoring her intuition and presenting Lizzie to the police.
An eccentric, teasing yarn of a play from the multi-award winning author of The Weir.
"When I was a boy, I was afraid of the dark... What was there. And maybe one of the things I thought was there was vampires."
When a jaded Dublin theatre critic (Alexander) abandons his ordinary life in pursuit of a beautiful young actress, his desires lead him to strike an irreversible bargain with a band of modern-day vampires.
Is it all a drunken lie? A tantalizing fairy tale? His own version of a higher truth? Or an endless confession amidst a self-imposed purgatory?
““...a delectable droll celebration of storytelling as striptease...””
— New York Times
FETTES and MACFARLANE are Snatchers, stealing corpses and dismembering them to provide body parts and organs for the One Percent. Both desperate for a way out, they hope each order leads them to a perfect ten: a fresh corpse, beautiful, intact and unmarked. The golden ticket for Snatchers everywhere.
When an order for a young female comes in, it appears their luck has turned but when the corpse turns out to be alive, the game shifts.
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevens’ The Body Snatchers and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Snatchers is a contemporary psychological horror exploring the capacity of desperate men, coloured with lashings of blood, sprinkled with humour and rounded out with a supernatural twist.
Originally conceived as a stage play, SNATCHERS is now in development as full length Feature Film.
THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON MEDIA
Creative outlet for the insanity that is the workings of creator's Craig Alexander and Nick Stannard...