Xandra Clark is an actress, writer, performance-maker, and audio documentary producer based in Brooklyn. She has performed at Dixon Place, The Tank, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the BEAT Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Wild Project, the cell theatre, Connelly Theater, and Lincoln Center. She completed a BA (Honors) in Drama and MA in Journalism at Stanford University; studied with award-winning playwrights Anna Deavere Smith and Amy Freed; has worked with The Public Theater on two Shakespeare plays; and has participated in residencies at Mount Tremper Arts and Chez Bushwick.
Xandra’s original performance work utilizes a blend of mediums and artistic disciplines—including recorded interviews and live music/soundscape—to tell true stories with urgent resonance, exploring themes such as dogma, doubt, and prejudice. Her work has been presented in NYC at The Tank, The Bowery Electric, Whitehead Hall at Brooklyn College, and The Green Room (a performance salon she curates); and her projects have received funding from New York State Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Community Foundation, and the Stanford Young Alumni Arts Grant.
In the spring of 2016, she presented On the Verge: A Crown Heights Anthology, a new work created with fellow Crown Heights-based artists to explore neighborhood history and present-day gentrification to mark 25 years since the 1991 riots. For the project, she is conducting oral histories with residents and writing/devising the show with her team. The show will premiere at Weeksville Heritage Center, a cultural institution of Brooklyn. For more info, visit www.xandraclark.com.
With Poetic Theater Productions:
Actress in Mickey Bolmer’s BACK
Actress in reading of The History of Pigtails in Poetic License 2015
Actress in Love, Redefined 2015 in Poetic License 2015
Featured Artist in Judson Arts Wednesdays’ BAILOUT THEATER featuring Poetic Theater Productions