NEWS

NEW! 11/13/18
Alex is happy to rejoin the board of Island Stage of Vermont as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Here’s to a productive and fruitful 2019 and Second Season!

 

 

 

NEW! 10/29/18

Alex is thrilled to announce that he will be directing Aaron Sorkin’s Masterpiece: A FEW GOOD MEN at the Stowe Theatre Guild under the direction of Glenn Brown. This is the same drama that was made into the Movie Starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. Production goes up Fall of 2019!

NEW! 09/15/18

 New Demo Reel edited and assembled by David Gaddis….

NEW! 09/11/18

Alex was invited to take part in another workshop reading draft of Mary Beth McNulty’s new play: Fixed Point with local actor Vivian Jordan. Mary Beth McNulty is a counterpart of Complications Company with Laura Roald out of Burlington, Vermont which begins groundbreaking work through Dramaturgy and Actor based developed work.

 

 

 

NEW! 09/05/18

AUDITIONS BEGIN TOMORROW 09/06!IN RUTLAND!!

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for two of its 2018- 2019 season shows on Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10 to noon at CSJ Tuttle Hall in Rutland, Vermont. The auditions will be for: “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie and directed by Susan Gladding-Heitzman. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on February 7-10 and February 14-16. Auditions for “And Then There Were None” and the third show of the season, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” by Alfred Uhry and directed by Alex Nicosia. “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on April 4-7 and April 11-13. For more information, please contact Sandra Gartner at producer@actorsrepvt.org

NEW! 08/09/18

Alex will be playing the role of Walter in Jordan Harrison’s MARJORIE PRIME at The Vermont Actor’s Repertory this Fall being directed by Joanne Greenberg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! 07/25/18

And it’s official RMC Picture’s Wrath City, directed by Award Winning Filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke has made it into the Newark International Film Festival, Columbus Black International Film Festival and will be screening at the Validate Yourself Film Festival in the coming weeks! Stay tuned for additional film information…

07/16/18

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its 2018- 2019 season on Friday, August 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 4th from 10 a.m. to noon at the College of St. Joseph’s Tuttle Hall Theatre, 21 Clement Road in Rutland. The season includes “Marjorie Prime” by Jordan Harrison and directed by Joanne Greenberg. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on November 1-4 and November 8-10. The second show of the ART season is “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie and directed by Susan Gladding-Heitzman. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on February 7-10 and February 14-16. Auditions for “And Then There Were None” and the third show of the season, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” by Alfred Uhry and directed by Alex Nicosia will also be held on Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10 to noon at CSJ. “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on April 4-7 and April 11-13. For more information, please contact Sandra Gartner at producer@actorsrepvt.org

 

06/01/18

Alex couldn’t be happier to see RMC Picture’s Wrath City, directed by Award Winning Filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke make it into not only the Hip Hop Film Festival in New York City, but is also nominated for an award at the Africa Movie Acadamy Awards (AMAA) in Lagos, Nigeria. 

05/22/18

RMC Picture’s Wrath City, directed by Award Winning Filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke another film festival, this time on the west coast: at the San Francisco Black Film Festival among 21 other films that was chosen from around the United States.

 

05/03/18

Alex is thrilled to be working with playwright Shoshannah Boray again in workshop reading a new play of hers which centers around the storyline of Cinderella’s Stepsisters entitled: THE STEP SISTERS in Burlington, Vermont this summer.

 

 

05/02/18

Alex will also be working with playwright Shoshannah Boray again in another new work which centers around the Israel and Palestine Conflict. More on the play and it’s title to come!

 

04/30/18

Alex is proud to announce that Wrath City, directed by Award Winning Filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke (RMC Picture), has been selected as an official selection to The Roxbury International Film Festival this summer! Also, the film will be screened at the Necessary Filmmaker Showcase in two weeks in Long Island, NY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 04/08/18

Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director, Sandra Gartner, Alex will be directing the final play of Vermont Actor’s Repertory Theatre next year in their FY 19 Season which will be: Alfred Uhry’s THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYOO. The dates of the show will be announced soon! Stay Tuned!

 

 

04/05/18

This summer, Alex will join a cast of Vermont Actors for a production of Darrah Cloud’s The Stick Wife as the role of Tom which will open at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington, Vermont. The show will be directed by Robert Toms with performances happening this September. Stay tuned for the dates and ticket information!

 

 

 

04/04/18

New Acting Reel… please have a look:

04/03/18

Alex will be playing a featured role in Actor/Filmmaker/Dairy Farmer George Woodard’s next Film: ‘The Farm Boy’ this coming spring and winter of 2018. This film is written and directed by George himself and will head straight into post production sent out to festivals for 2019! For more information on George Woodard , his films and what he’s all about, please click here!

03/20/18

Alex will be directing the 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winning play Proof by David Auburn on June 7th, 8th, and 9th at 8pm with a matinee show at 2:00pm on the 10th at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse and being produced and supported by Kevin Commins from Middlebury Community Players’ Company Be.

03/05/18

Award Winning Filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke’s (RMC Picture) Film: Wrath City was selected as a finalist in the Boston International Film Festival for April 2018 and it was chosen as ‘Official Selection’ for the Houston Black Film Festival! Alex plays a brutal and terrifying cop who shows no mercy to an undocumented woman of color… *** ALEX WILL BE MAKING AN APPEARANCE WITH DIRECTOR RAESHELLE AT THE SCREENING, WHICH IS AT: Saturday April 144:15pm
Kendall Square Cinema 
One Kendall Square, 355 Binney Street Cambridge, MA 02139***

 02/02/18

Alex will be reading for the parts of Adam and Darren in Alice Eckels’ new play: Getting to Square One at Playmakers at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts. Playmakers is a play development series developed by Seth Jarvis for playwrights around Vermont to get their new works heard aloud by professional actors for feedback local artists and audiences.

 

 

 

01/10/18

Alex was asked to read in three scenes in the ‘International Women’s Day Vermont Playwrights Edition‘ Festival honoring female voices in Theater developed by Vermont Playwrights. Hosted by Laura Roald and Off Center for the Dramatic Arts next week.

 

 12/27/17

Alex will be part of a developmental reading of a Problem Play adapted from William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale written by Marybeth McNulty (Complications Company). The Problem Play: What if Leontes was a drug addict Reading and talk back to take place in Burlington, Vermont on January 14th, 2018. Further funding and rewrites are underway along with further submissions theaters around the country.

 

12/05/17

Award Winning Filmmaker Raeshelle Cooke’s (RMC Picture) Film: Wrath City was selected as a finalist in the Denton Black Film Festival for January 2018 and it was chosen as ‘Official Selection’ for the Houston Black Film Festival! Alex plays a brutal and terrifying cop who shows no mercy to an undocumented woman of color…

 

10/29/17-

Alex was cast in a Scak News segment on Youtube, with Director Will Duncan, as a chump news reporter documenting “News” and getting beat up on camera for not documenting the “right” kind of news. Filming begins in November. 

 

10/26/17-

Alex was recently cast as the character DEATH in Anna Charest’s film ‘Abysm’ which centers around a nihilist and absurdist quest, a college senior has to the end of her  life to discover that her meaningless existence may have had more to it than she originally thought. This film will head into the 2018 Film Festival circuit. Trailer to come!

 

 

10/14/17-

Alex was just asked to step into the role of Ezekiel Cheever in The Middlebury Player’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible after an actor had to drop out of the show. The play opens  on November 2-5 (Matinee at 2pm on the Fifth). For more information on how you can get tickets, click on the Middlebury Player’s link above.

 

09/07/17-

Wrath City was just accepted into the Shawna Shea Film Festival in Southbridge, MA and also was chosen to be a semi-finals in the L.A. Cinefest for online monthly streaming. The preview for the Film has just been released. Check it out:

Wrath City [2017] TRAILER from Raeshelle Cooke on Vimeo.

09/27/17

Alex will be part of a developmental reading of an adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster being written by Marybeth McNulty and Laura Road of Complications Company in Burlington, Vermont with a dozen other Vermont Actors and TheatreMakers. Further development and possible devised work set for later in 2018.

 

 

 

05/05/17

Alex is thrilled to announce that he was invited to play King Edward IV and Richmond (among other characters) with the Vermont Shakespeare Festival this July in their Salon Reading Series of Richard III. Rehearsals begin in June and will be lead by Jena Necrason and John Nagle.

02/08/17-

Alex will return as Mady (a Syrian Christian immigrant) in a World Premier concert reading of Joy Cohen’s new play Of the Better Kind at the Theatre Kavanah in Burlington, Vermont which opens for three evenings between May 19-21. This reading will be directed by Margo Whitcomb and is produced by Wendi Stein.

 

 

 

 

02/02/17-

Alex will have the privilege of working with Complications Company and also Burlington Vermont’s Chris Caswell, Cael Barkman and John Oliver in a compilation of short plays: MAKING BABIES AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS from April 19th-23rd at Off Center Theater in Burlington, Vermont. VIP tickets are on sale now!

 

 

 

01/30/17-

Alex will be playing Edward’s Father in a flashback scene in Ransith Productions’ THE DARK ROOM- A Short film about the seedy side of Strip Clubs and how once you willingly enter this world, the darker natures of life have a hard time letting you leave. Filming begins in Scranton, PA the first week of April 2017.

 

 

 

 

01/13/17-

Alex will continue working on the role of George/Jean-Pierre in Shoshannah Boray’s new play Strawberry Moon in her second developmental reading. This will be open to the public with a talk back afterwards sometime in February/March of this year in Burlington, Vermont. Here is the synopsis, again:

“Grandpa is a philosopher, so his advice is a bit elusive. He’s also dead which doesn’t help. Because Maddie, Evan, George and Helen need some guidance when a crisis hits the strawberry farm, and though they are parents and professionals they might be faced with the hardest challenge of all: becoming adults.”

12/18/16- 

Alex will play an aggressive, brutal cop in Award Winning Filmmaker: Raeshelle Cooke’s short film ‘Wrath City’ which is about a Haitian woman who is being deported out of a fictional, angry little town called: Wrath City. The film makes a lot of commentary on the current state of race relations and police brutality  in our country. Filming will be on February 20th, 2017 in Taunton MA and submitted to film festivals around the country.

 

 

 

12/2/16-

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Alex was just cast in a developmental reading of a new play Strawberry Moon by Shoshannah Boray. He will be reading for the part of George: an aggressive, handsome, strong, slightly immature grandson. Here is the synopsis:

Grandpa is a philosopher, so his advice is a bit elusive.  He’s also dead which doesn’t help.  Because Maddie, Evan, George and Helen need some guidance when a crisis hits the strawberry farm, and though they are parents and professionals they might be faced with the hardest challenge of all: becoming adults.

Reading is on Sunday December 18th with a discussion and notes afterwards, @ 10am in Burlington, Vermont. Invitation only.

11/27/16-

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Alex was cast as Stevie in the Middlebury Player’s production of GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire. Show runs February 9th -12th, 2017 at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont.

 

 

 

 

11/2/16-

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Alex shot a Ben & Jerry’s Holiday Commercial today with Driven Studio Inc. to release the new flavor: Chocolate Cherry Garcia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/31/16-

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

10/20/16-

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Alex accepted the role of Mady, a Syrian Transplant in a premier workshop reading of a new play by Joy Cohen for the Theatre Kavanah in Burlington Vermont entitled: Of the Better Kind (working title). The play centers around the creation of the Lost Shul Mural (pictured above) and is a story of change, fear, love, art, culture, belief and ultimately: survival. The reading will take place on Friday, November 14th in Charlotte, Vermont.

6/20/16-

Alex wrapped up a successful photo shoot with photographer Lauren Sivo. Click on her name to check out more of her work. More photos from the shoot coming soon!

 

 

 

6/12/16-

Alex just recently updated his IMDB. Check it out!

5/24/16- 

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Alex will be reading for the part of Anthony in a staged reading of Kim Jordan’s new short play: Those People: A short play about power and control at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts directed by Mary Beth McNulty and Laura Roald. Show starts at 7:30pm on Monday, June 13th and open to the public.

 

3/26/16 – 

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Alex is contracted to play Seyton in the Middlebury Actors Workshop production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Melissa Lourie. This production stars Craig Maravich as Macbeth and Chris Caswell as Lady Macbeth and opens on October 20th, 2016 for five performances at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater– then will go on tour taking it to Rutland’s Paramount Theatre and Burlington’s Flynn Main Stage.

 

 

 

02/18/2016- 

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Alex was cast as the title character Harlow in Champlain College’s Film School Joseph Palumbo’s new short film: ‘Harlow.’ The film centers around solving the death of Harlow’s wife Beth in a boating accident due to an attack from the mythological Lake Monster CHAMP in Vermont and New York State’s Lake Champlain. Shoot dates moved to January- April of 2016. Click here to view Joe’s directing reel. Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

UPDATECheck out Curran McKee’s cinematography reel for clips from ‘Harlow’.

1/3/2016- 190787Alex organized and will be a part of a workshop reading of a thesis feature film by Ohio University School of Film’s own Kathy Swanson and Vince O ‘ Connell. ‘Hap and Ashley’ (a working title) is a screenplay about a granddaughter and grandfather who have the same problems in love and in life and embark on the trip of their lives. This will be read by a dozen Vermont actors. Workshop reading takes place Monday January 25th in New Haven, Vermont. ‘Hap and Ashley’ (a working title) will be shot in Minnesota this Spring of 2016!

12/3/2015-

Alex will be reading for the part of Buzz Hauser in LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! by Terrence McNally at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, Vermont on January 30th!!! This will be An Actors’ Equity Approved Benefit Reading with proceeds going to Vermont Cares-an HIV/HCV Resource Center in Vermont. The benefit reading will be directed by Eric Love, Assistant Artistic Director of Northern Stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/27/15-

TRIH_header2 Alex was cast as Major Magnus Maldoon in THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND by Tom Stoppard at the Town Hall Theater with The Middlebury Players which opens February 11th with performances February 12th, 13th, and 14th of 2016!

11/15/2015 

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Alex will be reading the part of William in Playwright and Theater Educater: Mary Beth McNulty’s play FIXED POINT, a play about the rediscovery of a deep bond between a former Veteran dying of AIDS and his stepmother who cares for him. The reading will take place at The Bixby Library in Vergennes, Vermont at 6pm. Open to the public!

 

11/15/2015- 

The University Mall in South Burlington Vermont just came out with their ‘Gifts for Good People’ commercial that Alex was apart of a few weeks ago produced by Urban Rhino. Just in time for the Holidays!

 

11/14/2015-

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Alex was cast as Hal Briggs (a genetic scientist on the mission to iradicate and change DNA in human beings to create a superhuman that is able to withstand violence to aid in the war against terrorism)  in a workshop reading of Jay Craven‘s upcoming screenplay ‘Wetare’ which is being produced by: Kingdom County Productions. The readings were held on November 15th in Burlington, Vermont and November 19th in Middlebury, Vermont.

11/05/2015-

o-1Alex just booked a University Mall holiday commercial “Gifts for Good People” with the Burlington, Vermont production company Urban Rhino. The shoot will be on Wednesday November 11th!

 

 

 

 

10/20/2015-

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‘LIGHT YEARS’ a short film where Alex played Dave was Written, Directed and Edited by Alex Schmitz and just loaded onto Youtube.

 

 

 

 

09/07/2015-

Alex is pleased to announce that this fall he will be playing The Narrator, and Pochatkin in Neil Simon’s THE GOOD DOCTOR this November 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th in Middlebury Vermont with the Middlebury Players at the Town Hall Theater! Show times are 8pm the 5th, 6th and 7th with a matinee performance at 2pm on the 8th! Don’t miss it! Click on the Town Hall Theater for tickets.

 

 

06/06/2015- 

Alex just played Friar Francis and The Sexton in the Bristol, Vermont Gateway Players’ production of Much Ado About Nothing which will open August 13-16 in Bristol, Vermont. Show times to come!

04/29/2015- 

Alex will play a featured role in Annie J. Howle and Lisa Robinson’s film: Claire in Motion starring Betsy Brandt, Chris Beteem and Zev Haworth which will be submitted to festivals all around the country. Click here to like the Facebook page with all the film’s festival wins and interview with the cast and creative team!

 

 

 

 

04/27/2015-

th On May 12th and 13th, Alex was a part of a series of ten minute play readings by students who compete from all over Vermont to have their plays read by professional actors of Vermont in the 21st Annual Vermont Young Playwrights Festival hosted by Vermont Stage Company.

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On Saturday April 25th, Alex read for the part of Coach D. in a Staged Reading of Tight End, a new play written by Rachel Bykowski  for the 21st Annual Seaburry Quinn Jr. Playwrights Festival in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater of Kantner Hall at Ohio University.

 

 

 

03/02/2015-

Alex began rehearsals on May 24th, as Bottom in A Mid Summer Night’s Dream at Marietta, Ohio’s “Shakespeare by the River” ( A collaboration between Marietta College, the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association and the Mid-Ohio Valley Players) from June 25th through July 5th.

 

 

 

 

02/11/2015- 

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Alex was cast for a reading of Abraham McNeil Adams‘ new play: CAKES, as the character Bernie, being produced by the Theatre Association of Graduate Students here at Ohio University. Performances were on April 8th and 10th at 8:00pm at Central Venue in Athens, Ohio.

 

 

11/30/14-

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Alex, for his second thesis role, will be playing Mr. Dankle in director Aurora E. Held’s thesis show Marathon ’33 written by June Havoc, which also stars classmates: Emilio Tirri and Rachel Mock. This production is slated to go up at the start of 2015.