One of my most rewarding
experiences in the theatre was
working as an apprentice with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
Not only did I perform roles in two plays,
The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth,
but I trained in Shakespeare performance and analysis for five weeks with an ensemble of about fifteen students. It was humid, humbling, and indescribably rewarding!
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, actress Alexandra Chopson grew up in the perfect meeting place between metropolitan art and nearly-untouched nature. As a result, she developed a reverence for stillness, for the juxtaposition of order and chaos, which has permeated her perspective not only on art, but on the artist’s journey.
Alexandra has worked with professional theatre companies in Nashville (Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Verge Theatre Co., Actors Bridge Ensemble), and has had the privilege to perform on the main stages of Ball State University, where she is currently pursuing a BFA in acting, as well as an Honors diploma.
After participating in a devised production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein her sophomore year, Alexandra’s interest in non-traditional theatre work was sparked. She is especially excited by the integration of songwriting with plays - not musicals, but plays with original music. In 2019, she had the opportunity to co-write three original songs for a new-work by playwright and BSU faculty, Tom Horan, which acted as a pre-show and introduction to the plot and characters.
Currently, she is working on a grant-funded one-woman show featuring original folk music and personal narrative. The show titled Two Halves will be presented in Muncie, Indiana, in February 2021.
from the soul
of everyday life.
- Pablo Picasso