Alex Lodge

Alex Lodge is a playwright, performer and educator. Her plays have been produced and taught across Aotearoa and Australia, including a 2013 season of Our Parents’ Children and a 2016 season of Sing to Me in Sydney. She was one of the first recipients of Eleanor Catton’s Horoeka Reading Grants. She is currently completing her doctorate in theatre through the University of Waikato and Victoria University of Wellington. She has worked as a performer for over ten years, with companies such as A Slightly Isolated Dog and Site Specific Theatre NZ. She devised and toured with Equal Voices Arts in their bilingual collection of stories about Deaf culture in Aotearoa, At the End of My Hands. A co-founder of along with Ed Watson and Cherie Jacobson, Alex has co-written several acclaimed works including Tea for Toot, Nucking Futs and Modern Girls in Bed. She teaches inclusive theatre workshops and classes in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty for children and adults, focussed on physical storytelling.

Alex is originally from Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and is now based in Rotorua.