Alejandra Duque Cifuentes

Alejandra Duque will completing her degree in Drama & Theatre Arts at Columbia University on May 2014. She is passionate about creating new and transcendent theatre that is relevant and personal, connecting to communities and providing them with a forum and art form that allows them to express both their needs and vigor. She has been teaching children and adults of all ages for 8 years and is the founder and director of Theatre That Transcends, an educational and community theatre organization that teaches local, underserved communities how to express themselves and address community issues through the art of theater ( She is also a Stage Manager and Director having worked in productions alongside Austin Pendleton, Kristin Linklater, Melanie Joseph, Joanna Haigood, Lear DeBessonet, Ken Rus Schmoll and the Columbia University School of the Arts, among others. Selected credits include: Bronx Revolution and the Birth of Hip Hop, The Fall, The Feast, The Wilde Kane Project, PASEO, Looking for Beethoven, Takarazukah!!!, Birthday Triage, Man of Rock (NYMF), Highway Blue, FUREE in Pins and Needles, Medea, El Regalo Perfecto, For the Love of Three Oranges.

Currently, she serves as program director for TEDxBarnardCollege, production manager for Zaccho Dance Theatre Company, and will be directing Bertolt Brecht's Fear and Misery of the Third Reich as a part of Barnard College's Senior Thesis Festival in April 2014.

Current Teaching Residencies:

Story Studio, EASE, Professional Developmet Program and 21st. Century Afterschool at Urban Arts Partnership.

Parents as Arts Partners at Center for Arts Education

Current Artistic Projects:

Directing: Fear and Misery of the T

  • Education
    • Columbia University, School of General Studies, Drama and Theatre Arts