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Award-winning director and lighting designer Alexander Berlage

Alexander Berlage is an award-winning director and lighting designer and the Co-Artistic Director of Redline Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre.

Alex has won nine Sydney Theatre Awards, including for Best Direction of a Musical two years in a row for American Psycho.

His production of Cry-Baby at Hayes Theatre Co received rave reviews, and won four Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical.

The same year, his productions of There will be a climax, Home invasion, and Cry-Baby received a combined total of 12 Sydney Theatre Award nominations.

As a lighting designer, Alexander has worked for Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, Circa, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sydney Chamber Opera, Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Dance Company, Griffin Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Hayes Theatre Co., Australian Theatre for Young People, and Redline Productions, working with directors such as Kip Williams, Imara Savage, Jessica Arthur, Mitchell Butel, Constantine Costi, Yaron Lifschitz, Domenic Mercer and Marion Potts.

Alexander holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Production) and a Master of Fine Art (Directing) from the National Institute for Dramatic Art, Sydney. In 2019, Alexander was awarded a Mike Walsh Fellowship.