Alexandra Lord is an artist-educator. She discovered theatre as a facilitator of community-based arts workshops and a participant in collective creation projects during her studies in English Literature and Cultural Studies at Trent University and Community-Based Arts Education at Queen’s University. This is where she first encountered the transformative power of storytelling through costume-based character development and exploration of narrative space through performative objects.
Alexandra Lord is interested in producing theatre that speaks to children of all ages. She strives to build environments and construct characters that inspire us all to make believe at every stage of our lives. She studied costume and set design in the bilingual program at The National Theatre School of Canada where she began cultivating a preference for recuperating, reimagining and repurposing materials in her work, creating from a place that takes into consideration human relationships with ourselves and others all within diverse environments. She is particularly drawn to collaborative projects that demand a discourse that transcends difference, engaging in the liminal space of gender, race, and socio-economic definitions.
Alexandra Lord is a graduate of the Soulpepper Theatre Company Academy. Mentored by Lorenzo Savoini she continued her development as a scenographer through further refining her skills as a set and costume designer as well as learning more about lighting and projection. Alexandra Lord is currently in the process of establishing Triga Creative with fellow Academy designers Shannon Lea Doyle and Michelle Tracey and working collectively to innovate sustainable approaches to design.