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Alexander Attea (formerly Utz) is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, musician, and the artistic director of Avalanche Theatre.

​His plays include Grape Leaves, Arabia, Arabia!, Work in Progress, Gut, Where the Air Meets the Water, Generation Red, The Creators, Socks & Co., and others.

His work has been developed and performed with Jackalope Theatre, Bramble Theatre, The Plagiarists, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Three Brothers Theatre, Bower Theatre Ensemble, the International Museum of Surgical Science, Platform (a production company), Avalanche Theatre, Benchmark Theatre, Boston University, Illinois State University, and others. He has held residencies with the Mackinac State Historic Parks and with Three Brothers Theatre, and has been named a Semi-Finalist for the UCross + Blank Theatre Future of Playwriting Prize 2022. His play Grape Leaves was selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2024 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Select plays have been published by Next Stage Press.​

As an actor, he has performed with Silk Road Cultural Center, Bramble Theatre, Bower Theatre Ensemble, and others.

His company Avalanche Theatre develops new plays by Chicago playwrights and presents workshop readings in its Next Draft Series.

He also works as the Manager of Marketing & Communications at the historic Fine Arts Building and Studebaker Theater.

He's perfecting his tabbouleh recipe.

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