GREETINGS and WELCOME to
Yes, this Alex
Bond is a lady! (The other Alex Bonds on the web are men.)
Here you will get information about my theatre, essay, and book projects -- past,
present and future. All quoted material (from my plays, essays, or book) is copyrighted.
for visiting my site.
On this home page,
I'll let you know about upcoming events in the writing and acting world of "me". Too egotistical for my taste,
but this is how it's done, right?! I am not normally one to toot my own horn, so this website forces me to get
my efforts "out there".
So, here we go!
A sincere THANK YOU goes to Stephen Tobolowsky for including me in his new book
"THE DANGEROUS ANIMALS CLUB". It is a collection of stories about his life -- hysterically funny, divinely
inspired, and incredibly profound. I recommend it highly -- and not just because I am mentioned. I am privileged
indeed to have shared some of the 1970's with Stephen.
Dear Steven Yuhasz asked me to be in a table read for a "new project". I shared the
room with exceptionally gifted actors and the playwright was pleased. Can't ask for anything more than that!
I booked a commercial!
And I have signed an agreement that I cannot disclose anything about it....... yet. Let's hope I am in the
final cut and that it runs like crazy!
I had the opportunity to do a reading at ART/NY of Doric Wilson's "THE BOY NEXT
DOOR" for TOSOS. Directed by the wonderful Mark Finley, the play is the last one written by Doric.
He was in the process of writing it when he died. So, this was an incredible honor to be included in the reading.
I read the delicious part of Norma Noland. Thanks to all the others in the cast!
|photo by Shirin Tinati
events have taken place in the area of my writing and acting!
Early 2012 I was in a reading of Joe Musso's ABSINTHE. Part of the MTWorks 2012 Newborn Series,
I read the role of "Grace". With a stellar cast under the direction of the wonderful Dev Bondarin, we did the playwright
proud!!! Thank you Martha Goode for producing it!
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I am pleased
to post an interview that Adam Rothenberg did for his blog Adaumbellesquest.com. He asks GREAT questions! Check out his other
interviews as well!
The 2011 Planet Connections Festivity hosted a One-Night-Only
reading of "LATE NIGHTS WITH THE BOYS: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse". We had 80 minutes and
added in some great stories. We had a great audience and proceeds went to PFLAG.
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I am happy to report that on Sunday,
July 24th at the Plant Connections Festivity Awards Ceremony I won "OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A READING". I couldn't
have done it without David Carson.
ON THE SQUARE PRODUCTIONS (Jackie LaVanway and Rachel McPhee) hosted
a reading of my one-act play "Morning, Noon, and Night in Central Park". Directed beautifully by Dev Bondarin
we had great cast and the feedback inspired me to write a new play! Lovely work, all!!
On March 16th, 2011 there occurred an amazing event. A packed house celebrated Doric Wilson's
50 years as a playwright. Doric Wilson became a dear friend and then suddenly passed away on May 7, 2011. His
TOSOS friends, the LGBT theatre community, and new friends such as myself already miss him. Doric
was a shooting star which came into my life with brilliance and left just as I was getting accostomed to the light.
Charles Busch, Michael Lynch, KT Sullivan et al. to Salute
Doric Wilson at March 16 TOSOS Benefit Charles Busch, currently starring Off-Broadway in The Divine Sister, will make a special guest appearance at a cabaret benefit for the theater company TOSOS (The Other Side of
Silence), to be held at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30pm. The evening will celebrate Doric Wilson's
50 years as a playwright. Mark Finley will direct, with musical direction by Steve Ross.
career began on March 18, 1961, with the production of his play, And He Made a Her, a feminist take on Adam and Eve,
at the Caffe Cino on Cornellia Street. It was directed by Paxton Whitehead and starred Jane Lowry as Eve.
Performers at the benefit will include Joanne Beretta, Alex
Bond, Christopher Borg, J.Stephen Brantley, Morry Campbell, Lodi Carr, Jamie Heinlein, Robert Locke, Michael Lynch,
Susan Marie Pierson, Scott Ross, Zachary Stains, Karen Stanion, KT Sullivan, Aaron Tone, and Chris Weikel.
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have been some readings lately that I was honored to have participated in. Bob Ost's play "BREEDERS"
was read at the 13th Street Theatre. I had the pleasure of being the lovely "Rita". Mark Finley guided
the talented cast.
Doric Wilson asked me to read the role
of Bonnie the cop in his play THE WEST STREET GANG for the TOSOS fundraiser to kick off their 2011 season. Mark
Finley directed. I had a grand time working with Mark and the talented cast and enjoyed trying to locate my "inner
cop"! For more on TOSOS go to www.tosos2.org.
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The year started with the
MTWorks Newborn Festival. For David Stallings' new play THE RE-EDUCATION OF ARIZONA I read the role of Jan Brewer (gotta
love to hate her) and some of the stage directions. Cristina Alicea directed. for MTWorks info go to www.mtworks.org
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in the works, I am having a wonderful time writing a new play "A FUNERAL FOR DERBY DAY".
So there you have it. I am enjoying a great 2011... I love my NYC family of friends.
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Oh, I wanted to post the review snippets from "A HOME ACROSS
THE OCEAN BY CODY DAIGLE":
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A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN review bites
Theatre Is Easy
by Dan Fingerman on 9.24.10“As Connor's mother Grethe, Alex Bond steals the
show with her subtle and nuanced performance. She deftly mixes the combination of Midwestern suburban housewife and
newly liberated widow, one who is ready to break conventions and doesn't care a lick what her son thinks.”
"A Home Across The Ocean" explores concepts of family
“…a strong cast who bring Daigle's family to life, most notably Alex Bond as Grethe, who serves as the strong, sturdy
center of the family until she finally allows herself the opportunity to voice her own doubts and guilt, in one of Daigle's
more moving scenes.”
Reviewed for TheaterOnline.com
By: Heather ViolantiA Home Across The Ocean“Alex Bond, meanwhile, steals every scene as Grethe, imbuing her
with charm, warmth and a bewilderment in her own ability to endure.”
STAGEBUZZ.com -- Saturday, October 2, 2010
By Byrne Harrison
“The cast is outstanding,
with particular praise to Alex Bond as Grethe,”
Backstage review -- A Home Across the Ocean
Maieutic Theatre Works at the Studio Theatre
Reviewed by Erik Haagensen -- September 20, 2010
Bond … excels at the woman's surprise that her husband's death is freeing her to be a very different person
and navigates Grethe's self-consciously literary dialogue with grace.”
The Ocean is Easy to Cross
offoffline.com by Michael Bettencourt A Home Across The Ocean reviewed
September 21, 2010
“A Home Across The Ocean is cleverly written,
well-plotted, and performed with great skill (Ms. Bond is especially good)”
nytheatre.com review by Martin Denton · September 18, 2010
A Home Across the Ocean“All five actors do good work, especially Alex
Bond as the mother”
For info on "Barrier Island" and "Late Nights with
the Boys..." and the 2009 "Fruit of Distinction" Awards, please go to the Bio and LESS NEW NEWS
section -- Thank you for your kind interest!!!