Alex Lazaridis Ferguson

      Alex Lazaridis Ferguson

      Faculty - Bachelor of Performing Arts

      Alex is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist. As performer, director, writer, and dramaturge he shuttles between theatre, installation performance, and contemporary dance, often creating hybrids that are not easily categorized. Alex is also a PhD candidate in Theatre at UBC. He has received several SSHRC research grants for his work on documentary theatre and on scenography and audience reception.

      A small sample of recent performance work: Karoshi by Shay Kuebler at the Dance Center (co-Scenographer and dramaturge), The Surrealists at Studio 58 (Director), 1984 by the Virtual Stage at The Cultch (Lead Role), Nanay: a testimonial play by Urban Crawl at PuSh in Vancouver and the HAU in Berlin (Director), A Brief History of Romantic Love and Twice the Same River for his company Vanity Projects (Writer-Director), The Open Spaces Project at the Dance Center for MACHiNENOiSY DANCE (Performer, Writer), Some Mad Scientists by Adam Frank at the Belkin Gallery (Director), and Glengarry Glen Ross for Main Street Theatre (Role of Roma).

      Alex regularly writes on performance for Australia’s RealTime Arts, and has contributed academic articles to Canadian Theatre Review and Theatre Research in Canada. He has recently presented Turning Research into Theatre at the Royal Geographic Society’s annual conference in Edinburgh with two other scholars, and The University as Pyramid Scheme at SFU’s The Conference on the Conference with choreographer Delia Brett of MACHiNENOiSY Dance. He gave the closing Keynote Manifesto, Dangers of the theatrical-dramaturgical complex, at PuSh 2011.

      Alex is a graduate of Studio 58, the Theatre Arts program at Langara College. He has won several Jessie Richardson awards for acting.