Kumala Alexandra


Alexandra Kumala (formerly credited as Alexandra Moro) is a theatre artist & filmmaker living and working 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 at the Signature Theatre and Primary Stages. She is also one half of the team that created and produces the popular long-form podcast on Southeas Asia titled Sugar Nutmeg, in reference to the spices native to the Nusantara region whose trade route shaped our current world.

Formally trained in classical ballet, Alexandra spent her early childhood in Indonesia performing on stages and ballrooms across 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.

Before moving to New York, Alexandra attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she explored multiple fields beyond the arts, including economics, journalism, engineering, and bioethics, which all gave her a well-rounded instrument to approach her creative work. 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).

After nearly a decade of helping other people tell their stories, Alexandra is currently in development for several projects of her own.






Select Press







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









UPCOMING | PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT



SCREENPLAYS

Something To Write Home About

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



This Far Thus Far

What happens when the people who preach justice are the perpetrators of injustice? 
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.



Untitled “Disarmament” Project | Drupadi.ID & others

Reuniting with the team who made the modern-day Javanese adaptation of Drupadi based on Sujiwo Tejo's book Dr. Upadi.


“Lost Archives” Photography Project

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








“Foreign” Languages






Old Reels











On Stage & in the Rehearsal Room