Alice Hakvaag is a queer theatre artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA. She received a BA in Theatre, Concentration in Acting, and a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies from Temple University. She was a recipient of the Kunal Nayyar Scholarship Award (2018), a nominee for the Susan Blackburn Prize, and is a proud member of the Ring of Keys Collective. She has worked internationally as a director, actor, playwright, stage manager, and sound designer. Most recently, she has worked with Elephant Room Productions, Mad Cow Theatre, Richmond Triangle Players, Theatre Exile, Indecorous Theatre Company, Paradise Factory, and the Tokyo International Players. When she isn't immersed in theater, she's probably playing Dungeons and Dragons.
"A butch Greta Gerwig for the modern era"
- Hannah Postlewait, Director, on Acute Exposure
Acute Exposure, written by Alice Hakvaag, is being shown as part of the inaugural So.Queer Playwrights Festival, produced by the Richmond Triangle Players. Streaming February 15th-29th, tickets available here:
I appeared on Art Scene (WVIA), and spoke about As I Was, Not As I Am, Elephant Room Productions, and socially-conscious art. Listen to the episode here: https://soundcloud.com/wvia-public-media/alice-hakvaag-august-19-2020?in=wvia-public-media/sets/artscene-1#t=0:00
“Because of her talents, she can offer an artistic experience in which the words are concrete, but open. Close to our lives, but moving out to new angles of reality. And maybe, just maybe, giving us a word. An experience. That can begin to speak to us in our exhausted coping…. And so we meet Alice Hakvaag, from Wellsboro in Tioga County, who has natural gifts, but who was given a great gift as well, by her family: a grounding in the power of words and stories and theatre, to help her make sense of life. And through her work in theatre, to help us try to make sense of life, and to try and help make life better, even in small ways." - Erica Funke for Art Scene on NPR