Alexandra Socha

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Alexandra Socha
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Alexandra Socha with cast of Spring Awakening
Born (1990-04-10) April 10, 1990 (age 24)
Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010-2013

Alexandra Socha (born April 10, 1990) is an American actress who made her Broadway Debut in the rock musical Spring Awakening in May 2008. Other notable stage appearances include Nora in the brief 2009 revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs and Daisy Fenton in the Off-Broadway run of Death Takes a Holiday.

Biography[edit]

Socha was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, where she grew up, the daughter of Joan Storey and Thad Socha.[1] An only child, she performed with her parents in local community theater shows. She attended Nashua High South graduating in 2008. Socha began to act as a child, joining the Peacock Players of Nashua,[2] where she played Amneris in the musical Aida in 2006.[3] She gained professional experience with the American Stage Festival and The Lyric Stage.[4]

After completing her junior year of high school, Socha made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening on July 24, 2007, as an ensemble member and understudy for Wendla, Thea, Anna and Martha (replacing Krysta Rodriguez).[3] On May 20, 2008, Socha took over as Wendla (replacing Lea Michele).[5][6][7] She received positive notices in the Daily News[8] and The New York Times[9] She played out the remainder of the run, and also graduated from Nashua High School in 2008 after completing a home study program. Her next Broadway appearance was the short-lived revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs,[10] which opened on October 25, 2009.[11][12]

In September 2010, Socha was at the Yale Repertory Theater in "We Have Always Lived In The Castle," a new musical based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same title.[13] In April 2011, Socha opened in The Dream of the Burning Boy, at the Roundabout Theater Company's Black Box Theater.

On July 14, 2011, she opened as Daisy Fenton in Death Takes a Holiday, at the Laura Pels theater.[14]

On November 28, 2011, Socha made her solo concert debut at Duplex Cabaret in New York City with a show entitled Home. [15]

On October 17, 2012, Socha played Middle Alison in a workshop of the musical Fun Home, at the Public Theater in New York.[16]

From Sept. 30 – Dec. 1, 2013, Socha originated the role of Medium Alison in the official off-Broadway premier of Fun Home at The Public Theater in New York.[17]

Her television work includes the character Mia in the Showtime series The Big C, single appearances on White Collar, A Gifted Man, Made in Jersey, and a recurring role on the FX series, Damages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://peacockplayers.org/2011/11/alexandra-socha-debuts-new-solo-show/
  2. ^ (July 19, 2007). "From ballet to BU to the Bard", The Sun.
  3. ^ a b Heidi Masek. "Nashua’s Alexandra Socha chosen for Spring Awakening". Hippo Press. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  4. ^ Profile of Socha at the Official Spring Awakening website
  5. ^ Adam Hetrick. "Riabko and Socha Will Be Spring Awakening's New Melchior and Wendla". Playbill. Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  6. ^ (June 19, 2008). "A Broadway star's tips for theatre success", Seventeen. Retrieved on 2009-05-15.
  7. ^ Bradfield, Jordan (July 18, 2008). "42nd Speak - Part 1 - Alexandra Socha, Spring Awakening", movmnt. Retrieved on 2009-05-15.
  8. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe (September 12, 2008). "'Spring' is still stirring, while Pittu is 'Sterling'", Daily News, p. 42.
  9. ^ Isherwood, Charles (September 15, 2008). "Injecting Real Youth Into a Youthful Show", The New York Times, p. E2.
  10. ^ "The Neil Simon Plays: cast announced for 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' and 'Broadway Bound'". New York Theater Guide. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  11. ^ "The Neil Simon Plays's Two Eugenes Robins and Grisetti Profiled in The New York Post". Broadway World. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  12. ^ Brantley, Ben (October 26, 2009). "Neil Simon’s Jeromes, at Home at the Nederlander". The New York times. Archived from the original on 5 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-25. 
  13. ^ 2010-11 Yale Repertory Theater | We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  14. ^ Death Takes a Holiday Internet Off-Broadway Database
  15. ^ "Alexandra Socha Presents Home at The Duplex, New York". Daily News (New York). 
  16. ^ Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron Musical Fun Home, With Judy Kuhn, Begins Public Run Oct. 17
  17. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron Musical Fun Home Extends for Second Time at the Public". Playbill. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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