Alexander Berlage is an award-winning lighting designer and director.
As a lighting designer, Alexander has worked for Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Sydney Chamber Opera, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Theatre for Young People, Old Fitz, and Hayes Theatre Co. Alexander works with directors such as Jessica Arthur, Mitchell Butel, Constantine Costi, Marion Potts, Imara Savage and Kip Williams.
Alexander's lighting designs include: for Sydney Theatre Company, LETHAL INDIFFERENCE, CLOUD NINE; for Griffin Theatre, GOOD COOK. FRIENDLY. CLEAN., NOSFERATUTU, THOMAS MURRAY AND THE UPSIDE DOWN RIVER; for Ensemble Theatre: MAJORIE PRIME, UNQUALIFIED, BUYER AND CELLAR, THE KITCHEN SINK; for Sydney Chamber Opera, RESONANT BODIES, VICTORY OVER THE SUN, AN INDEX OF METALS associate; for Old 505 Theatre, HOME INVASION, THE BLOCK UNIVERSE, HILT; for Australian Theatre for Young People, MOTH, WAR CRIMES, BETWEEN US, LUKE LLYOD: ALIENOID; for Sydney Dance Company, PPY15: REVEALED; at the Old Fitz, THE EFFECT, STALKING THE BOOGEYMAN, THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX, VERTICAL DREAMING, 4:48 PSYCHOSIS, DOUBT, CRIMES OF THE HEART, THE JUDAS KISS, THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT, THE WHALE, MEN, FREAK WINDS, HOWIE THE ROOKIE; for Hayes Theatre Co, CRY-BABY, HIGH FIDELITY, DOGFIGHT, EVERYBODY LOVES LUCY; for Critical Stages, SONGS FOR THE FALLEN, 4000 MILES, STONES IN HIS POCKETS.
He won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production in 2017 for his work on 4:48 PSYCHOSIS by Sarah Kane. He received Sydney Theatre Award nominations for his work on THE WHALE, THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT and DOUBT.
As a director, Alexander’s work includes: for Sydney Chamber Opera, RESONANT BODIES visual director; for Hayes Theatre Co, CRY-BABY; at the Old Fitz, THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX; for An Assorted Few, HOME INVASION (with Old 505), THE VAN DE MAAR PAPERS.
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Production) and a Master of Fine Art (Directing) from the National Institute for Dramatic Art, Sydney. In 2014, he participated in the Watermill Centre International Summer Program in New York.
Upcoming work includes: as lighting designer, THE OVERCOAT (Belvoir 25a); for Sydney Dance Company, NEW BREED and PPY; for Griffin Theatre, DEAD CAT BOUNCE; for Sydney Theatre Company, BANGING DENMARK.
View Alexander’s designs at alexanderberlage.com