BIO

ALEX LUU is a critically acclaimed solo performance/theater artist, workshop facilitator/teacher and filmmaker who graduated from UCLA’s School of Film/Television and Cal State LA’s Charter College of  Education (Single Subject Credential).

Alex is a Teaching Artist with the Los Angeles County Arts Education CollectiveFord Theatre Foundation (’10-’13) and East West Players (’13-’16).

Alex has received extensive training in the methodology/discipline/practice of Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed as well as having trained under nationally/internationally known performers/directors Dan Kwong, Luis Alfaro, Shishir Kurup, and the Suzuki Method. Alex combines performance art, monologue, storytelling, and kinetic physical movement in a no-holds barred/raw style and presentation that is at once comical & heartrendingly poignant. His autobiographical “performance theater” work addresses themes such as identity, racism, body image/politics, and the overall under representation of People of Color (especially Asian Pacific Islanders) in mainstream media.

Alex has been performing his one-man show THREE LIVES (and other performance works) since 1989 and has been facilitating/teaching MY OWN STORY (MOS), an autobiographical writing/storytelling/performing workshop nationally since 1997. Both his performances and workshops/courses have been presented at theaters, arts organizations, college/high school/middle school campuses, and community centers. Some of these spaces/venues include Highways Performance Space, Boston Center for the Arts, Tremont Theater, Strand Theater; East West Players, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Japanese American National Museum, NY’s Asian American Writers Workshop, Ford Theatre, San Francisco’s Asian American Theater Center, Los Angeles Theater Center, Berkeley’s Subterranean ArtHouse, and Mondavi Performing Arts Center.

Alex has been Artist-in-Residence & guest artist professor at numerous arts organizations and campuses nationally. His past residencies and guest teaching presentations include USC, Berklee College of Music, Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts & Tourism, St. Michael’s College (Vermont), UC Santa Barbara, Boston Center for the Arts, University of Oregon, Julian Nava Learning Academy/Middle School (South L.A.), Carson High School, and South El Monte High School. He is also a seasonal guest artist professor at UC Davis.

Alex’s works have garnered critical acclaim/reviews from publications such as Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, BackStage West, South End NewsAsian New Yorker, LA Weekly, Orange County Weekly, AsianWeek, Chinese Daily News, Rafu Shimpo, Press Republican, Pasadena Weekly, LA Calendar Live, Mountain View News, and Eugene Weekly. His writings have also been published in various anthologies, including Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing from Rutgers University Press (2002).