Alexander Berlage


Alexander (lighting designer of A Brief Nostalgia) is an award-winning director and lighting- designer. He won this year’s Sydney Theatre Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Cry-Baby. His 2018 productions of There Will Be A Climax, Cry-Baby, and Home Invasion received a combined total of 12 Sydney Theatre Award nominations. This year he directed the smash hit productions of American Psycho and Gloria. As a lighting designer, he 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. He won a Sydney Theatre Award for 4:48 Psychosis and nominations for his design on The Whale, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant and Doubt. Recent designs include Opera Queensland’s Orpheus and Eurydice; Sydney Theatre Company’s Lord of the Flies directed by Kip Williams; Dead Cat Bounce directed by Mitchell Butel for Griffin Theatre; and Grounded, directed by Domenic Mercer for National Theatre Company of Parramatta. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Production) and a Master of Fine Art (Directing) from the National Institute for Dramatic Art, Sydney.