Alexandra Bassett

Learn about the Rude Mech's Managing Director, Alexandra Bassialou Shaw's recent work.

Assistant Professor of Practice, Playwriting/Directing

Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw creates and performs new work nationally and internationally. She is Co-Producing Artistic Director of Austin-based theatre collective Rude Mechs and serves as Producing Artistic Director of UTNT (UT New Theatre). M.F.A., Columbia University.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of UT Theatre and Dance? 

The biennial Cohen New Works Festival.

What is your favorite thing about Austin? 

CRASHBOX, porch time, Barton Springs under a full moon, Fusebox Festival, Mozart's light show, papas egg and cheese and scootering at night!

New play dramaturgy, directing, arts entrepreneurship, performance

Directing I, Playwriting Workshop, Performance as Collaborative Practice

  • The Cold Record (Under the Radar Festival (2019), Harbourfront Brave Festival (2019), Fusebox Festival (2019) - Director 
  • Not Every Mountain (Guthrie Theater 2018, Pivot Festival 2018, Fusebox Festival 2019) - Actor
  • Fixing Troilus and Cressida (crushAustin 2018) - Director 
  • Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra by Kirk Lynn (Museum of Human Achievement/Present Company 2018) - Director
  • The Divine Narcissus by Liz Doss (Paper Chairs 2019) - Actor
  • The City Wears a Slouch Hat by John Cage and Kenneth Patchen (Line Upon Line 2018) - Director

Contact Information


Campus location
WIN B.104C