S. Alexandra Picard graduated Summa Cum Laude from New England College in 1997 with a degree in Education and a concentration in Theatre. She then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied at the Krannert Center for the Arts where she received her MFA in Theatre.
While at U of I, Picard studied with Henson Keys, Robin McFarquhar (Fight Choreographer for Julius Ceaser on Broadway with Denzel Washington), and Daniel Sullivan (Tony-winning Director of Proof). Picard also had the opportunity to work with playwright Lee Blessing and director Ellen Bean Larabee in his production of Two Rooms.
After returning to the east coast, Picard spent the last seven years teaching at both Belmont High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, as well as performing and producing in the Boston area. Picard was the Managing Director for the Devanaughn Theatre located in the Piano Factory in South Boston with fellow theatre artists Rose Carlson and Dani Duggan. Picard stage managed productions of Translations, Voices from the Dark and By the Bog of Cats and performed in Bella Donna as Maria, Closer as Anna, and How I Learned to Drive as Lil’ Bit. Other credits in the Boston area include: Waiting for Lefty, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, and It’s A Wonderful Life (New Voices/New Visions), The Crucible and Night Must Fall (Barnstormers Theatre), The Diary of Anne Frank (Northernstage), Compromise (English Language Premier with Israel Horovitz, Gloucester Stage Company) and understudied for productions of Rabbit Hole, WeLL (understudy for Lisa Kron), and Third at the Huntington Theatre.
Most recently Picard returned to the NEC stage as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and just attended the premier of her first film, Everyday Answers.
- B.A. Education, New England College
- M.F.A. Theatre, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign