Alexis has been directing and developing plays for over a decade in cities all over the country.
Her recent credits include the World Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's HEY BROTHER, and Neil Labute's FAT PIG at the Hudson Theater. The LA Times called the show, “[a] revival that packs an unexpectedly emotional wallop” and said Jacknow’s direction, “earns instant credibility from the pitch-perfect opening scene”.
This spring, she directed the World Premiere of A WOLF'S MOTHER for the M.F.A. Playwrighting Program at UCLA where she is on faculty as a Lecturer.
Her production of L.A. Theatre Works' National Tour of SEVEN, is currently playing twenty-seven venues across the country through 2020.
NATIONAL TOUR | L.A. THEATRE WORKS
VALLEY THEATER AWARDS NOM BEST DIRECTION & BEST ENSEMBLE
OVATION RECOMMENDED, STAGE RAW TOP TEN PICK
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
BROADWAYWORLD AWARD BEST DIRECTION
GEORGIA IS WAITING
WRITTEN BY ANNA FOX |
WRITTEN BY BEKAH BRUNSTETTER |
A WOLF'S MOTHER
WRITTEN BY CARY SIMOWITZ |
IN THE NEXT ROOM
WRITTEN BY SARAH RUHL | THE LOUNGE THEATER
“...[a] revival that packs an unexpectedly emotional wallop...Direction by Alexis Jacknow (who recently assisted LaBute in directing "Reasons to be Happy" for L.A. Theatre Works) earns instant credibility from the pitch-perfect opening scene” –LA Times
"Fat Pig, now receiving a satisfying production at the Hudson under Alexis Jacknow’s fine direction, is so true to what people really think that it could not be called “callous,” only honest and incredibly revealing." -Stage and Cinema
“Under Alexis Jacknow’s direction, [the performers'] believable personas lend heft to a script that’s on target...” –Stage Raw, LADCC
“Director Alexis Jacknow has cast the piece beautifully and shaped it with a sure hand, particularly in the comedy of Act I...RECOMMENDED...Top Ten Picks” –Stage Raw, LADCC
"Director Alexis Jacknow...has placed her actors well inside these characters...and the foursome have done a bang-up job of interacting superbly." -Stagehappenings.com
“...directed with a sure hand and deep understanding of modern human weakness by Alexis Jacknow...Jacknow's direction of these four talented actors will have you loving and hating them” –BroadwayWorld
"Alexis Jacknow has put such sheen on this razor sharp show, that we are blinded by the shine even as its edge is danced across our own throats. She and the cast mine the humor of the piece down to the mother ore..."
“FIVE STARS…Brilliantly directed by Alexis Jacknow and truly starring four of the finest actors on stage anywhere...[Jacknow] stepped up to the plate in this production of “Fat Pig” and hit a homerun…If you are going to see any stage play this year make it “Fat Pig”
"Alexis Jacknow has done an excellent job directing this great group of actors, making this production, at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, a must see." -LA Theatre Examiner
"Fat Pig’s fine cast and expert direction help make this production the success it is." -Total Theater
“...keeps the audience glued to their seats...The quartet of actors is remarkable...Director Alexis Jacknow steers a tight course insuring that every emotion packed scene gets a maximum delivery. RECOMMENDED - MUST SEE” –Review Plays
"The play interweaves these stories artfully, thanks to director Alexis Jacknow. There is a great deal being shared, but it is portrayed clearly, and movingly, and it is certainly inspirational. The audience was on its feet at the end of the performance." -DC Metro
"What could be more appropriate for audiobook listeners than a story focused on the ability to hear?...Fine contemporary theater.” –AudioFile Magazine
"There have been numerous film, radio, and television adaptations, but rarely has one been as flat out entertaining as this radio-like full-cast performance, directed by Alexis Jacknow and recorded before a live audience.” –Publisher’s Weekly