I’m Alexandra Lalonde and I’m thrilled to have recently joined the TEAM as the new Producing Director.
In my first weeks with the TEAM, this company has returned home from a residency at the UK’s National Theatre Studio, we’ve planned a fundraising benefit, we’ve started development on a giant project called Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside), we’ve scheduled artist workshops and have started some of the most interesting conversations of my life. I have seen artists create beautiful work on their feet, and I have seen board members roll up their sleeves to support them. Through all of it, The TEAM members have thoughtfully and generously shared their vision for this company, and have aggressively fought to give voice to artists and communities who might not otherwise be heard. It is a remarkable and beautiful community that I have joined.
I come to the TEAM after several years with the amazing SITI Company, and have worked with organizations ranging from La MaMa to Opera Atelier in Toronto. I love theatre, and care very deeply about working with artists and giving them the tools with which to change our minds and change our lives. I also, though, am a student of politics, and have spent time working with human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch and PEN. It is a huge privilege to be joining a company that touches both of those worlds, and which so lovingly and rigorously questions what America means.
Whoever you are out there in the TEAM community, I hope we meet soon! Whether it’s at a workshop, a show, or dancing our faces off at BREAKING GROUND in June (I will be the one dancing very badly).