Alexander Carney

Actor in New York

ACTING - Off-Broadway; Mirror Rep (2 seasons, six plays with Geraldine Page & F. Murray Abraham). Regional; Mirror Rep 2016 To Kill A Mockingbird, Annie Get Your Gun. Classical; Hamlet, The Tempest, Coriolanus, Henry VI parts 1 & 2, Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, among many others. Favorite roles include Macbeth, Caliban, and Claudius. TV; Dan Potter in the Emmy award winning docudrama Countdown to Ground Zero. Training; HB Studios, Geraldine Page (scene study), Meisner Technique, Shakespeare & Company, SUNY/Purchase Acting BFA. MFA in Elizabethan & Renaissance Literature in Performance from Mary Baldwin College. New York City born and raised.

DIRECTING - staged works across the country, from New York to Wisconsin, with an emphasis on classical work, winning awards for directing from both the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and With the Maryland Shakespeare Festival for many years, he directed “Much Ado About Nothing”, “The Tempest” and “Measure for Measure” as well as their “Shakespeare Alive!” yearly tour which was seen by over 25,000 middle and high school students in the greater DC area. Other highlights: “A Tuna Christmas” at Virginia’s Court Street Theatre, “The Taming of the Shrew” (Festival 59, Princeton, Illinois) as well as “A Lie of the Mind” and “Much Ado About Nothing” at Stella Adler Studios, NYC. Additionally, Alex has directed several Youth Theater productions (self devised work such as FAIRY TALES IN 'DA HOOD, a retelling of Grimm's Fairy Tales in the Baltimore ghetto) and is the Artistic Director of Raised Spirits Theater Company, which produced the first staging of the First Quarto version of “The Chronicle Historie of Henry V” in 400 years as well as “The Tragedy of Hamlet”. He holds an MFA in Directing from Mary Baldwin College.

  • Education
    • SUNY/Purchase
    • SUNY/Empire State
    • Mary Baldwin College