Director - Alexander Berlage
Summary: In a very brief time, Alex Berlage has confirmed himself as a practitioner of tremendous skill, imagination and originality. As a highly accomplished and multi- awarded Lighting Designer and Theatre Director, he has navigated an impressive trajectory seeing him shape classical works, new Australian repertoire, self-devised creation and the musical! He is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Production, returning three years later to complete his Masters in Direction. Delivering a focused and creative flair since childhood, it would seem that his career was always assured. His production of the musical 'Cry Baby' at the Hayes in 2018, garnered a swag of Sydney Theatre Awards. He returns there shortly, breathing life into the musical version of Brett Easton Ellis's macabre and sardonic tale of a New York investment banker - 'American Psycho'. Berlage's production is bound to captivate, challenge and enthral. He has guided the new Australian works 'Home Invasion', 'The Van De Marr Papers' and 'There Will Be a Climax' to the stage, embracing the collaborative experience and finding the nuance of each. As a Lighting Designer he has worked on stages main and fringe - the next being a production of 'The Lord of the Flies' at The Sydney Theatre Company. His productions command easy engagement and seduce with a vibrant and quirky aesthetic - guaranteeing audiences, delight and reward. He is passionate. He is original. He is an intelligent theatre-maker. He is Alex Berlage.