Alex Ledgewood

Alex Ledgewood

Alex Ledgewood is a comedian originally from Dallas involved in standup, voiceover, and improv, who approaches current events with a distorted sense of language. His work has been presented and funded by Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, National New Play Network, Play Penn, Great Plains, Yale College, and the Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. His one-man...
Alex Ledgewood is a comedian originally from Dallas involved in standup, voiceover, and improv, who approaches current events with a distorted sense of language. His work has been presented and funded by Arts Mission Oak Cliff, Black Revolutionary Theater Workshop, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, National New Play Network, Play Penn, Great Plains, Yale College, and the Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. His one-man shows include WELL SPOKEN and the Richard Pryor biographical piece DEAD MAN WALKING. He currently teaches at the University of Iowa and studies at Second City Chicago.

Plays

  • Well Spoken
    An elderly gay moving out west rummages a nearby playground for a missing chunk of his brain. With the gate closing in an hour, he must convince the audience to watch his upcoming television show before he either loses too much blood or misses the plane. Whichever comes first. Performed by the author, WELL SPOKEN is a meditation on the black diaspora, the queer diaspora, and ancestry.
  • Dead Man Walking
    In an alternate universe, Richard Pryor wakes from an induced coma the day after surviving his third heart attack. While waiting for his family to return, he offers the strangers gathered in his room his musings on the afterlife and the future of his country.
  • Cave Canem
    CAVE CANEM is a modern Southern Gothic exploring the possibility of forgiveness in the face of dire consequences. On the darkest night of his life, Jermichael cut off his lifelong friendship with his next-door neighbor. Two years later, the neighbor has adopted his nephew, a dog, and Jermichael has just been granted partial custody of his son, a human. The former best friends attempt to bottle their resentments...
    CAVE CANEM is a modern Southern Gothic exploring the possibility of forgiveness in the face of dire consequences. On the darkest night of his life, Jermichael cut off his lifelong friendship with his next-door neighbor. Two years later, the neighbor has adopted his nephew, a dog, and Jermichael has just been granted partial custody of his son, a human. The former best friends attempt to bottle their resentments before their collective rage takes complete control.
  • A Silver Spoon
    Nicole and Elijah are a beautiful, successful couple. They've purchased the house they have no intention of leaving, the president agrees with them, and they still have their youth. They have been blessed with everything they could ask for. He now dares ask the creator, and her, for even more. A child from his past now shows up unannounced and won't leave. She now looks to the nosy new neighbors as a...
    Nicole and Elijah are a beautiful, successful couple. They've purchased the house they have no intention of leaving, the president agrees with them, and they still have their youth. They have been blessed with everything they could ask for. He now dares ask the creator, and her, for even more. A child from his past now shows up unannounced and won't leave. She now looks to the nosy new neighbors as a potential solution for everything.
  • West Illinois Glass House
    Set in Dallas over two weeks in March 2008, the defendant, a mother of three brothers, finds herself confined to her home as a suspect in a manslaughter case. She remains tight-lipped about the case, causing frustration for her children, her sole witness, and the opportunistic attorney handling her defense. Interspersed with her possibly fuddled memories, WEST ILLINOIS GLASS HOUSE explores the pursuit of freedom.
  • Plantation Station (short)
    A pair of coworkers in the basement of a tampon factory toil away under the yoke of a power-drunk boss. They come to grips with the reality of their situation and brew a plot to unionize.
  • Fefu and Her Foils (short)
    Eight women from the American theatrical canon congregate for a day of fun, debate, and catharsis.