ALEX STRAUSS – Alex Strauss was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. After majoring in English at York University, he briefly worked as a screenplay editor for several small production companies, which drew him closer to his true passion for film. Feeling that the time was right, he made a full commitment to pursuing his dream of becoming an actor and is currently studying dramatic acting at Cindy Tanas Actors Studio. He has appeared in several short films, a CanStage theatrical production, and has had roles on the History Channel.
Why are you taking The Shakespeare Challenge?
I am involved in the Shakespeare challenge because I love Shakespeare, I love The Tempest, and I found the role of Antonio very powerful and compelling. Shakespeare is the most prolific playwright of all time, and his plays and the messages they deliver are timeless. I am very adamant about youth being exposed to Shakespeare at an early age to enhance their learning through great stories, characters, ideas and themes.
Shakespeare in Action is an excellent way for young people to be acquainted with and appreciate the greatest playwright of all time (sorry Kit Marlowe, you’ll have to take second place!) and to discover his brilliant plays in order to grow as individuals. My greatest hope is that by seeing the performance youth will be inspired to try their hand at any form of art, whether it be singing, learning how to play an instrument, dancing, painting, acting, musical theatre, or writing in order to express themselves and grow as enriched, healthy, happy and fulfilled human beings.
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