|Year of stay:||2017|
Alex founded Shadowpath, a charitable theatre company in 2002 as a professional outlet for local performers in York Region. She developed the site-specific theatre series; Plays in Cafes, Readings In Wineries and Hotel Solstice, transforming everyday spaces into creative places for suburban audiences. She develops and delivers workshops for youth and seniors and is training the next generation of female creative leaders with a paid apprenticeship program at Shadowpath. Shadowpath is the recipient of Newmarket’s Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Innovation and Richmond Hill’s Creativity Symposium Award for Best Innovation for their Cafe Cruise project. Shadowpath has been nominated for Not-For-Profit of the Year by Vaughan’s Chamber of Commerce and Artistic Director, Alex Karolyi recently received a Leading Women Leading Girls Award from MPP Chris Ballard recognizing her work to advance female leadership in Canadian Theatre. Alex began as an actor training at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, York University and the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts in Toronto. After travelling to Scotland in the musical, That’s Life, Alex founded Shadowpath, transforming everyday spaces into creative places. Shadowpath, allowed Alex to developed into a theatre producer and playwright gaining her the position of General Manager with Resurgence Theatre Company in 2007 and as the Programming Coordinator of the York Region Festival Alliance in 2015 - 2016. Her own plays have been produced in Toronto, Vancouver and the UK. She has travelled as a global artist to Hungary, Scotland, Paris, Vienna, Italy, Panama City and most recently, PEI.