Alex Ates is a theater artist and writer from New Orleans.

He is the incoming Director of Visual and Performing Arts at Westtown School, a Quaker-rooted boarding and day school, where he also serves as the Director of Theater.

He's directed at Emerson College, Agnes Scott College, and Tulane University and teaches with the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Former writer and industry reporter at Backstage magazine, where he continues to occasionally contribute, along with American Theatre

Member of Actors' Equity and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. 

He's served on the board of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and Goat in the Road Productions. 

Schooled at:

  • New York University, Gallatin (MA) (profile here), MA Rep Commencement Award, Dean's Team, Dean's Graduate Scholar. 

  • The University of Alabama (MFA), Graduate School Ambassador (profile here). 

  • Emerson College (BA), magna cum laude, Purple Key Leadership Society, Performing Arts Chair Award.

  • Apprenticed at Country Day Creative Arts.

  • Educated in Orleans Parish Public Schools.