Guest Professor – Theatre
Phone: (709) 639-7190
Alex Fallis is a Toronto native who has been a part of the Canadian professional theatre for over thirty years. He is an actor, director, singer and teacher. As a performer and director, he has experience in opera, musical theatre, new Canadian work, classical works and performance art. He has performed at the Shaw Festival, Canstage, Charlottetown Festival, Young Peoples' Theatre, the Citadel, the Belfry, VideoCabaret, and other theatres, as well as in Asia and Europe. He has acted in and directed shows in school gyms, parks, and vacant lots, as well as more usual theatre spaces. He received a Dora nomination for his performance as Feste in Twelfth Night (Dream in High Park), and toured Asia playing Monsieur Andre in the Livent/Really Useful production of Phantom of the Opera. He is highly experienced in new and collaborative work- he directed and co-created Seamless Songs with Madhouse Theatre (Doors Open Toronto 2005, and the Ottawa Fringe Festival), The Immigrant Years (U. of T.), and Johann's Cabinet of Wonders, a one-man show (Summerworks). He has been involved in the development of pieces through Native Earth Performing Arts, nightswimming, Canadian Rep, YPT, Praxis Theatre, and the Canadian Stage Company, as well as colleges and universities. Alex was part of the directorial team (with Fides Krucker and Heidi Strauss) for Unfinished Passage at Humber College. He also recently directed The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the University of Waterloo, using a new Canadian score and translation. He is a highly respected teacher, and is at ease in both the studio and the lecture hall. He was the Theatre History instructor at George Brown College and Humber College for over 10 years, and has taught at Laurentian University, the University of Toronto, the University of Guelph, Sheridan College, Claude Watson School of the Arts, and the Charlottetown Festival. He has been a Guest Professor at Memorial University in Corner Brook, Newfoundland since 2011. In 2012, he co-direct the electro-acoustic opera Julie Sits Waiting for Good Hair Day Productions at Theatre Passe Muraille (which received 5 Dora Award nominations, including best production). He has a number of projects in development, including the electro-acoustic theatre piece Dive, and a production of The Play of Daniel with The Toronto Consort.
- Dora Award Nomination – Twelfth Night (Dream in High Park)
- 5 Dora Nominations – Julie Sits Waiting
Current Projects and Grants
- Electro-acoustic theatre piece Dive
- A production of the play Daniel with The Toronto Consort