ALEXANDER BARNETT - WRITER / DIRECTOR / VINCENT VAN GOGH
Early in his acting career, Alexander Barnett performed on Playhouse 90, Target: The Corrupters, Arrest and Trial, Climax, The Great Adventure, Kraft Suspense Theatre, G.E. Theatre, The Defenders and Rawhide. He made his directorial debut in Los Angeles with an acclaimed production of Look Back in Anger, followed by Winterset, Golden Boy and A View from the Bridge. His writing career also began in Los Angeles with an adaptation for the stage of Wuthering Heights and the stage play Remnants of a Man. Moving to New York, he embarked on his journey as a Shakespearean actor and director with a production of Macbeth and continued his love affair with the classics of the American theatre in a production of Death of a Salesman. During this time he also wrote two more plays: Stranger on the Earth and Still Life with Booze, both of which were produced in New York. Determined to tour the world with the greatest plays of the English language, he founded Classic Theatre International. Opening in Zurich, Switzerland, Classic Theatre International's maiden production, King Lear, marked the first time ever that an American cast toured Europe with a Shakespearean play.