alex harvey - director

Alex Harvey is a Colorado-born director, writer, filmmaker, musician, teacher and producer based out of Brooklyn. His extensive credits in live theatre directing span over the the last fifteen years and include some of the most respected theatres in the US and abroad. He is an adjunct in the graduate acting program at NYU’s Tisch School and is the Associate Artistic Director of the acclaimed event theatre collective, The Lake Lucille Chekhov Project. He has taught as a guest lecturer in theatre and neuroscience at UCSD and UC Berkeley and is a member of Neurite – a program that pairs Columbia university neuroscientists and artists. In 2009 he adapted Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire into an Opera as a part of the Berkeley Arts Research Center initiative.

Alex recently migrated over to working behind cameras and co-directed the hybrid narrative/doc version of Lake Lucille's The Seagull, which is currently in post-production. He was apprentice director under master director Allen Coulter on Boardwalk Empire's fourth season and has helmed various music videos and shorts, one of which, Sonnet23, screened in May 2015 at the Festival Cine Futuro in Salvador, Brazil.

An accomplished musician and composer, Alex co-composed the live score for Buster Keaton's The Balloonatic for The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, as well as the end credit music for the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning documentary Weiner. Alex can be heard around NYC playing with his dixieland band, 5000 Jazz Assassins. He can also be seen playing his mandolin nationally on Geico’s "Happier Than" campaign.