Alexandra Kumala



Alexandra Kumala (formerly credited as Alexandra Moro) is an actor and writer based in New York City. As an actor, she has performed in the Obie-winning revival of The Skin Of Our Teeth (Theatre for A New Audience), A Modest Proposal (Cherry Lane Theatre), and Houseworld (New York Magazine Critics' Pick, Time Out Critics' Pick). As a writer, she has incubated work with the Voices of America Writers Workshop, PlayGround Experiment, and Broadway Advocacy Coalition about the plurality of immigrant narratives.

Formally trained in classical ballet, Alexandra spent her early childhood in Indonesia performing on stages and ballrooms across the capital city Jakarta. She now incorporates her dance background and has worked on many ensemble-devised physical theatre projects. With the NYIT-nominated Ivy Theatre Company, she devised Aftermath, a physical theatre performance about trauma in women’s bodies. With the investigative theatre company The Anthropologists, she is currently devising No Pants In Tucson, an absurdist physical theatre play based on source text. On screen, she has appeared in commercials for international brands such as Wedgwood, Royal Copenhagen, Royal Doulton, Microsoft, American Comfort, Global Citizen, and Oxford.

Alexandra is fluent in Indonesian and has played titular roles in Indonesian adaptations of La Putain respectueuse and Draupadi. She is also conversational in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and French, having spent her childhood in different cities. Her independent travels to 30+ countries (and counting) has broadened her sense of creativity, deepended her capacity for empathy, and given her an ear for different languages.

Before moving to New York, Alexandra attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she explored multiple fields beyond the arts. She believes that these ventures gave her a well-rounded instrument to approach her creative work with a deeper understanding of the complexities and intricacies of history and global interdependence. After graduating from the UW with a degree in Pre-Medicine & Global Health, Alexandra went on to work in the greater Seattle Area on various projects including Supraliminal (Seattle Immersive Theatre, directed by Gregory Award nominee Paul Thomas), the feature film "Game On" (Comedy Dynamics), and the TV show "The Man In The High Castle" (Amazon).







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︎ Covid Conscious Content ︎


Special Treat! Sharing some stuff I did during quarantine/lockdown in Brooklyn. Enjoy these snippets to works in progress. From films to music to television to dance, this lockdown has revealed that we cannot live without artists.








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“Alexandra plays Lenore with a blazing intensity that shows the irony of her joy...“
— Sari Safitri Mohan, translated from IndoProgress









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UPCOMING | PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT



SCREENPLAYS

Something To Write Home About
(Working Title)

Indonesian expats work frivolous jobs in ivory towers while carrying painful secrets from their violent pasts.  Based on true events.

Developed with:
Broadway Advocacy Coalition 2019
Voices of America Writers Workshop 2020
The PlayGround Experiment 2020



Saraswati Soujurn

To escape war inside their home, Saskia, barely a teen, takes her younger brother to space. The galaxy becomes their playground as the cosmic terrain fulfills their wildest imaginations.
THEATRE


MULTI-DISCIPLINARY 

Untitled “Love Letters” Project | Studio Malya & others

Based on true historical events, this project explores how current events today are inseparable from the past sociopolitical landscape.



“Lost Archives” Photography Project

Told through family archives of different individuals, this project explores the personal stories shaped by national histories.