Alex Desebrock is an independent artist based Whadjuk Noongar land (Perth), Australia. Her work spans interactive theatre, live art, installations, online and public interventions. Her practice focuses around empathy, connecting strangers, big questions and the child’s voice.
She is the lady behind Maybe ( ) Together which has presented works across Australia including Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Come Out Festival, Awesome Festival, The Arts Centre Melbourne and ArtPlay. Maybe ( ) Together’s touring works are produced by Performing Lines WA and represented in the US by Boat Rocker Entertainment.
Alex completed Animateuring (VCA) in 2011 and was awarded the Barbara Manning Scholarship. In 2012 she completed a mentorship with Sara Topsoe-Jensen of Carte Blanche (Denmark). She was the Australian representative for ASSITEJ’s Directors’ Seminar in Germany in 2015 & was an artist in residence at Arts Chiyoda 3331, Japan in 2016 and The ArtGround in 2019.
Alex is a founder of FLOCK, an artist lead initiative that provides PD and connection for and by Perth artists. She also initiated the 17,000 member facebook group Australian Arts Amidst Covid 19. In 2019 Alex was awarded the Theatre Network Australia “Smashing It” award for an independent artist.
Alex is passionate about creating high quality, insightful arts experiences for children and adults. Her work is described as “gently radical” using games and interventions to connect the ideas and opinions of children with stranger adults. Sharing the creative, brutally honest, playful, amusing, and guilt-inducing moments from future generations has become a long-term investigation, as she believes this is ultimately what the world needs to hear.