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Seeds of Change


Alex Benoit

"Michael Tanner"

Alex Benoit

In 2019, Alex appeared in Mamma Mia! at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook, Illinois. Benoit understudied the roles of Sky and Father Alexandrios, in addition to being an ensemble member.

Remaining at Drury Lane through Mid-2019, he appeared in the regional premiere of Matilda the Musical in the role of Rudolpho, while also performing the role of the Escapologist. In late 2019 he appeared in Into the Woods at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL, as Rapunzel's Prince. The production later received several Jeff Award nominations, including "Best Musical" and "Best Ensemble".  

Alex has a MA degree in Classical Acting from the prestigious LAMDA in London.

Views on Racism

Alex is humbled to be a part of such an important dialogue. Within his own life, growing up with a lot of privilege in an affluent suburb of Chicago, he spent most of his early life sheltered from underlying racism.

It wasn't until he spent several years living outside of Detroit and returned back home to the Chicagoland area that his eyes were truly opened to so much of the systemic racism that had been happening underneath the idealistic surface of his home town.

     The eye's of the sheltered are shielded by hands of those unwilling to see; a sad, self- 
     destructing circle of avoidance and shame, fueled by those of privilege, forever blocking
     communities from growth and welcome acceptance.

                                                                                                         -Alex Benoit


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