PROGRAM - NARRATIVE
Alex has designed projections for over one hundred plays, musicals, films and immersive art events. Alex created videos to play alongside the Magnetic Fields' international tour 50 Song Memoir and released a dozen of the works as official music videos through Nonesuch Records. Alex's projection design work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theaters across the US, and in Central and South America and Europe. In 2016 Alex's projection design work was featured in two films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; and Miles Ahead, directed by and starring Don Cheadle.
Alex co-directed Who Knows?, a short film mixing projection, puppetry and live action, as well as a number of music videos for artists including Randy Newman and the Magnetic Fields. His work as a film producer and editor has been seen at the Tribeca Film Festival. He was the director of photography and editor for a series of shorts titled My America Too with director Kwame Kwei-Armah. The series premiered at Baltimore Center Stage in 2016.
Besides the above Alex once worked as a guide at the amazing New England Aquarium in Boston (and fed the penguins several times), was a Locations P.A. for Law & Order: Criminal Intent, drove across the country six or seven times, lived in a yurt for a summer in Bonny Doon, briefly got lost in the Atacama desert, and spent nine weeks backpacking across the Hawaiian islands with neither money nor towel.
On Broadway: Irena’s Vow (the Walter Kerr).
Off-Broadway & Downtown highlights: Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick Theatre & Barrow St. Theatre); The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre); Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages); GOODBAR (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival); P.S. Jones and the Frozen City, Feeder (TerraNOVA Collective at the New Ohio and HERE Arts Center); En el Tiempo de las Mariposas, La Casa de los Espiritus (Repertorio Espanol); ReEntry, The Oxford Roof Climber's Rebellion (Urban Stages); Lenin's Embalmers (Ensemble Studio Theatre).
Regional, International & Tours highlights: Indecent (the Guthrie Theater); The Who's Tommy (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Marley (Baltimore Center Stage); Buyer & Cellar (National Tour and London Premiere); The world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (Court Theatre, Studio Theatre, Huntington Theatre); ReEntry (Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Roundhouse Theatre); La Casa de los Espiritus (Teatro Espressivo, Costa Rica; Mori Theater, Chile).
Alex was nominated for a Jeff Award and two New York Innovative Theatre Awards.
Alex Basco Koch (Projection Design). Selected credits - Concert Design: The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir. Broadway: Irena's Vow (Walter Kerr). Off-Broadway: Buyer & Cellar (Barrow Street; Rattlestick); Body of an American (Primary Stages); The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre, NYC; Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Lenin's Embalmers (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional: Indecent (Guthrie Theater); The Who's Tommy (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Tiger Style (Alliance Theater; Huntington Theatre Company); Marley (Center Stage, Baltimore); Invisible Man (Court Theatre, Chicago; Studio Theatre, Washington DC; Huntington Theatre Company); ReEntry (Center Stage, Baltimore; Round House, Washington DC; Actors Theater of Louisville). www.alexbascokoch.com
Alex has taught master classes at University of Texas El Paso, University of Colorado Forth Collins, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Hamilton College and lectured at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and New York University.
Alex has led a semester-long intensive design program as a resident artist with the Albany Public School System.