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NAFA Chat: Transitioning from theatre to film – the hurdles

Monday, 15 April 2019
6.30pm — 8.30pm
The Horse, Surry Hills (formerly White Horse Hotel)
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Guest Speaker: Alex Lykos

Alex LykosAlex LykosAlex Lykos is a theatremaker and filmmaker based in Sydney. He came to the performing arts later in life having spent his formative years as a professional tennis player. After a career which took him to the US, Alex formed Bulldog Theatre Company in 2005.

Alex is best known for his record-breaking Alex & Eve trilogy of stage plays, the first of which premiered in 2006. Over forty-thousand people across Australia have seen the plays featuring the characters of Alex and Eve. Alex’s adaptation for the screen premiered in 2015 where it grossed over $550,000 at the Australian box office, a respectable figure for a local indie release.

Alex has performed the eponymous role in all of the stage productions of the trilogy. He has performed the lead role in his plays Better Man and The Negotiating Table in addition to supporting roles in A Long Night and It’s War. He directs all Bulldog Theatre Company productions and in 2016 he directed his first stage musical Australia’s Game which premiered to a sold-out season.

Me & My Left Brain, the screen adaptation of A Long Night, hits cinemas on 16 May.

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