Alexis is a classically trained actress with extensive experience in Shakespeare, modern, contemporary, on-camera, and musical theatre styles. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois and has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Acting Studio Chicago, Black Box Acting, and the Actors Gymnasium. Her most recent production of The Country Girl with Red Twist Theatre was cancelled due to COVID-19. You can catch a glimpse of her on NBC's Chicago PD season 9. See Alexis make her theatre comeback in Medea Material at Trapdoor Theatre this May 2022.
Born and raised on a farm in north-west Illinois, she grew up on Chicago sports teams and the arts. Alexis currently resides in Chicago where she is represented by Lily's Talent Agency.
In addition to acting in regional and collegiate productions, Alexis has choreographed, music directed, and written for several groups and companies throughout her career. Most notably was Call Me Woman, a passion project of hers that focused on Viewpoints, and Devising work.
She holds a Recommended Pass in both Unarmed and Single Sword from the Society of American Fight Directors. Alexis is a recipient of the Stevick Foundation of Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research for the writing and research done on the show entitled TOM: Letters from the Somme.
That story will forever live at the Museum of Sentry Hill located just outside of Belfast, Ireland.
Medea Material is a a powerful, unrelenting examination of modern society.
"In Heiner Müller's postmodern remaking of the Medea myth. I argue that Medea is the ideal centre for Muller's critique of the western subject, as she represents the destructive future that the East Germany Müller sees as both hopeful and inevitable. Müller explodes Medea's potential by using her not as a character bus as a material, creating various irresolvable juxtapositions and contradictions of character, structure, narrative, and performance. This forces a confrontation with the cultural and theatrical legacy of Greek tragedy and presents to artists and audiences a crisis of culture and interpretation. " - Peter A. Cambell University of Toronto Press
Theatre is making a comeback
Written by Hiener Müller
Translated and adapted by Sarah Tolan-Mee
Directed by Resident Director Max Truax
The cast features Steven Schaeffer, Miguel Long, Keith Surney, Emily Lotspeich, Cat Evans, Emily Nichelson, Venice Averyheart, and Alexis DawTyne.
Please go to https://trapdoortheatre.com/ for more information.
Trapdoor Theatre is located at 1655 W. Cortland St. Chicago, IL 60622
Dates: May 5 - June 26 2022
Industry Night: Monday, June 1, 7:30pm
Alexis partakes in some Good News edibles while watching a football game.
Alexis parties with new LED Bluetooth speaker lightbulbs. Found exclusively at Home Depot.
Alexis is featured as an EMT in Alight's "Welcome to the Employee Economy" campaign.
Enjoy Alexis as a witch in Good News: Cannabis Together's Halloween campaign.
Watch Alexis' handy work in Good News Cannabis Together.
opening January 2019
Alexis will be playing the role of Harriet in the thrilling drama Boy Gets Girl with Saltbox Theatre Collective. Running January 3rd through January 27 at the Edge Theatre.
Extended trailer drop!
Here's the official trailer for Alexis' recent feature film We Are Nothing where she stars as the troubled and abused millennial, Samantha Queen. The movie will premier Thursday April 22 at Lake Theatre in Oak Park.
Low Hanging Fruit on ABC News
August 12, 2017
Playwright and director Dane A. Campbell and fellow cast member Michael Lewis (Zeke) were featured on the ABC Eyewitness News. The two talked about how the play addresses the racial tensions and challenges surrounding police shootings of black people in the U.S.
Narrator for non-Hollywood's
Alexis has finished narrating the hilarious novel non-Hollywood by Neal A. Yeager. This book is, "a novel for the fans of the underdog, non-Hollywood takes the reader through the life of the folks who are struggling on the fringes of show business."
Give it a listen for free.
TOM. wins a Research Grant
Alexis and the team at Armoory Theatre Company received the Stevick Foundation of Excellence in Humanities/FAA Research for the work they did on their show TOM. They won a stipend to aid in the continuation of their work.
The show focused on the story of Tom McKinney's life until his untimely death at the Battle of the Somme. Because of their research and artistry, the story of the McKinney family will live forever.
Call Me Woman featured in
Alexis and Mindy's production of Call Me Woman was featured on Her Campus Website. They are a feminist website that empowers college age women. The two were interview and promoted fo their pertinent message thst is being shared on U of I campus
Call Me Woman
Alexis is collaborating with Mindy Shore in writing and directing a show entitled Call Me Woman. This project will feautre all the ladies in the department and be a testimony; an anthem for what its ike to be a women in theatre and of the world. It will embod each individual actress' story.
You can catch it at the Armory Free Theatre where admission is free!
a summer in LONDON
Alexis just got back from Shakespeare and his Contemporaries intensive at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
While at LAMDA she trained in classical works as well as classical dance and singing, the Alexander Technique and more.
Alexis played Adrianna in Comedy of Errors and Beatrice in Middleton's The Changeling.
Your Affectionate Tom:
Stories from the Somme
Alexis will join fellow classmates Mindy Shore, Sam Babick, and Dylan Connelley in devising a show.
This production will be based on the correspondence, photographs and diaries between Tom McKinney and his family, until Tom's injury and death after the Battle of the Somme.
She will work with professors Robin McFarquhar and Philip Johnston to bring this story and Irish treasure to life.