Alex Ates is a theater artist from New Orleans. He is the Director of Theater at Westtown, a Quaker school in Pennslyvania.
Reporter on American theater, entertainment industry, organized labor, diversity/representation and inclusion, #MeToo, Time's Up, and Covid-19 for Backstage. Bylines with American Theatre, Howlround, Scalawag.
Guest artist at Agnes Scott College, Emerson College, Teachers College of Columbia University, and Tulane University. Former Theater teacher at Lusher School.
Published researcher on Black Mountain College. Recipient of Graduate Scholar Award from Southeastern Theatre Conference, SETC.
Board member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and Goat in the Road Productions.
Former education and engagement director of The NOLA Project.
Member of Actors' Equity and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Emerson College (BA), The University of Alabama (MFA). New York University, Gallatin (MA, '22).
Product of Orleans Parish Public Schools.