Elaine Alexander

Elaine Alexander

I am a playwright/librettist based in Charlotte, NC a New South city where Southern accents are as rare as buildings built before 1994. And while I am an urbanite today, I grew up in rural eastern North Carolina and so shotgun shacks and mobile home dwellers populate my plays as much as the denizens of upscale condos and gated, country club communities. Before the pandemic, my satiric comedy, "A Southern...
I am a playwright/librettist based in Charlotte, NC a New South city where Southern accents are as rare as buildings built before 1994. And while I am an urbanite today, I grew up in rural eastern North Carolina and so shotgun shacks and mobile home dwellers populate my plays as much as the denizens of upscale condos and gated, country club communities. Before the pandemic, my satiric comedy, "A Southern Girl's Gotta Have It," "May Have Serious Side Effects" and "M Is For Mullet" was performed for sold out audiences by my comedy troupe, The Hot Mess Players, at various community, dinner and fringe theatres in the Carolinas. In 2017, I was selected as an Artist In Residence at the Wildacres International Retreat in Little Switzerland. My play "Car Talk" has been performed in theatre festivals in nine states and three continents, including The Short and Sweet Festival in Sydney Australia. My plays, "And Through Kim, We Are Saved," "Island Of Misfit Toys Manifesto" and "She's Not Frankenstein's Bride Anymore" won or placed at several off-off Broadway theatre festivals. I am currently working on developing the musical "Hard Time County" with celebrated NC singer/songwriter David Childers. The Americana musical comedy takes place in a textile NC town in 80s when the mills were leaving town and dreams were drying up. When not writing, I like to dig in the dirt planting natives to boost our pollinator populations and kayak in the marshes of NC.