Alexis Macnab is a performer and deviser who creates works of new multi-disciplinary performance and has been produced internationally and across the U.S. Macnab's original adaptations of literature for the stage have been staged across the country and include Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time at the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, Vladimir Nabokov’s Gods at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady in Los Angeles. Interested in site-specific and site-responsive performance, she makes pieces for warehouses, living rooms, parking lots, and hallways. The Castle Ivar mansion in the Hollywood Hills was the setting for Honest Ghosts, a roving and haunted adaptation of Hamlet, named as one of the TOP 10 Things to Do in Los Angeles by HUGECITY.
Macnab earned her M.F.A. in Directing for the Theater from the California Institute of the Arts in 2013. She is also an educator in various disciplines including acting, movement, story-theater, puppetry and performing objects. Her workshop series, Storytelling Toys, was first hosted at Automata Arts in L.A.'s historic Chinatown gallery district. In 2013, she was hired by The Music Center to teach a kaleidoscope-building workshop to 500 attendees of the Downtown Los Angeles World City Music Festival. As a Lecturer in the school of Theatre Arts at California State University at Long Beach, Macnab has worked with both the University Players and CalRep as a Guest Director.