Alexander Zeldin

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Biography

Alexander Zeldin is a writer and director for theatre and film. He developed projects in Russia, South Korea and the Middle East as well as at the Naples Festival. Between 2011 and 2014, he taught at East 15 Acting School of the University of Essex. At this time, he also worked as an assistant director to Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne. His critically acclaimed play Beyond Caring, which told the story of several temporary workers meeting on a night shift in a meat factory, had its world premiere at the Yard Theatre in Hackney in 2014. In 2015 Alexander was the recipient of the Quercus Trust Award and was appointed Associate Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Beyond Caring toured the UK and was re-developed for the US and produced by the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago in 2017. His next play LOVE opened at the National Theatre in London in 2016, before transferring to Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A European tour took place in 2018 and LOVE was also made into a film by the BBC and Cuba Pictures. In 2017, Alexander Zeldin was named Artist in Residence at the National Theatre and later became Associate Director. His most recent play, Faith, Hope and Charity, opened to widespread acclaim there in 2019. Alexander Zeldin is recipient of the Arts Foundation twenty-fifth anniversary Fellowship for Literature and an Associate Artist of the Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe.

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