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Coaches' Corner with guest Alana Ruben Free

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Alana Ruben Free works internationally as a playwright, director and educator developing The Eden Plays and other theatre work. Theatre critic, LB Syke wrote of Alana’s solo play Beginner at Life: “It’s the sort of revelatory, energetic writing and performance for which a critic, or other enthusiast, hankers, lives and breathes…” Beginner at Life has been performed in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East and was anthologized in Bowery Women.   Alana’s work has also been published by Smith&Kraus in The Best Women Stage Monologues of 2013 and The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2013.

Alana was one of the founding editors of the literary journal, The Mom Egg, and was the executive producer of the narrative documentary The Last Stand. Alana began her career performing monologues and poetry in downtown New York at the C Note, Cornelia Street Café, The Bowery Poetry Club, and later uptown at the Museum of Motherhood as well as at universities, festivals and conferences. Alana was a Rhodes Scholar finalist at The University of Western Ontario where she graduated from the Ivey School of Business and holds a masters degree in Jewish Studies from Touro College.  Alana studied performance poetry at The Bowery Poetry Club and has pursued her passion for developing theatre by studying with several master teachers throughout New York City and with Marion Woodman of Canada. Alana is certified in Early Developmental Movement and Yoga from the School of Body-Mind Centering© founded by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.  Alana is currently planning to create the first women’s international theatre festival in Israel.