Alix Rosenfeld is a writer, dramaturg, and actor based in Philadelphia. She was the national award-winner of the Kennedy Center’s Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy in 2016, and went on to study criticism as a critic fellow at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Alix earned her B.A. in Drama from Vassar College, and her M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University. She can be found in her natural habitat of coffee shops around the city reading and writing scripts in development. Follow her cat pictures and occasional witticisms on Twitter @alix_rosenfeld.
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Scrambling to understand nonprofit arts funding? Here’s what you need to know
The creativity to survive
Nonprofit arts funding can be confusing and daunting, especially as City Council debates eliminating the Philadelphia Cultural Fund in a COVID-19 austerity budget. But there are possibilities and resources. Alix Rosenfeld busts the myths and provides the facts.
Theater artists are at work during the COVID-19 lockdown. Here’s how—and where to find them
Quarantine has never killed theater, and it’s not about to
With theaters all over the country going dark indefinitely because of the coronavirus, how will live art continue to thrive? Dramaturg Alix Rosenfeld has news for you.
Broadway Philadelphia presents ‘Mean Girls’
I’m not like a regular musical, I’m a cool musical
Tina Fey’s musical 'Mean Girls' brings a teen-saga film blockbuster to the stage. But is it trying too hard to make fetch happen? Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Broadway Philadelphia presents Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s ‘Come From Away’
We all come from away
The Kimmel Center presents a stunningly relevant production of the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Come From Away.’ Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Power Street Theatre presents Erlina Ortiz’s ‘MinorityLand’
Change, change, change
Power Street Theatre remounts its production of Erlina Ortiz’s 'MinorityLand' in a partnership with Theatre Horizon. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Theatre Horizon presents a concert reading of ‘Into the Woods’
A fairy-tale anniversary
Theatre Horizon launched its landmark 15th season with a concert reading of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairy-tale musical, ‘Into the Woods.’ Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Philly Fringe 2019: The Wilma Theater presents ‘There’
Where are we?
The Wilma Theater’s season premiere, ‘There,’ adapts the long-form poem of similar name by Lebanese-American poet, visual artist, and essayist Etal Adnan. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Shakespeare in Clark Park presents ‘King Lear’
Where our loyalties lie
Shakespeare in Clark Park’s production of William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ features strong ties to its community. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
The Lantern presents Kittson O’Neill and Rob Kaplowitz’s ‘Minors’
Mining for more
‘Minors,’ a new musical by Kittson O’Neill and Rob Kaplowitz, explores the real-life drama of the 2008 “kids for cash” scandal of Luzerne County. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Theatre Exile presents Hansol Jung’s ‘Among the Dead’
Proclaim their names
Theatre Exile’s earnest production of Hansol Jung’s dark comedy 'Among the Dead' provides a striking glimpse into World War II Korea and its aftermath. Plus, Jesus is there. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Azuka Theatre presents Emily Acker’s ‘Boycott Esther’
A #MeToo must-see
Emily Acker’s 'Boycott Esther,' getting its world premiere at Azuka, is a relevant and must-see play for the #MeToo era. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Arden Theatre Company presents Toby Hulse’s ‘Treasure Island’
A (feminist) pirate’s life for me
The Arden Theatre Company brings a feminist wink to a delightful children’s-theater adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
The Walnut Street Theatre presents Simon Stephens’s ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'
Important first steps
A strong production of ‘Curious Incident’ at Walnut Street Theatre marks a step in the right direction for inclusive theater, but how does it compare to other efforts on the scene? Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Arden Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s ‘How I Learned What I Learned’
The man, not the myth
The Arden's celebration of August Wilson continues with his autobiographical solo show, ‘How I Learned What I Learned.’ Alix Rosenfeld reviews.
Azuka Theatre presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s ‘BOB: A Life in Five Acts’
A mediocre life
Azuka Theatre’s production of the comedy ‘BOB: A Life in Five Acts’ brings back the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel New Professionals Production program. Alix Rosenfeld reviews.