Who’s Next? Actor Alexander Strain

This up and coming actor chose to launch his acting career in the District over New York City. That choice is paying off.

Alexandra Strain in front of poster for "Angels in America" at Forum Theatre. (Photo by James Brantely)

Alexandra Strain in front of poster for "Angels in America" at Forum Theatre. (Photo by James Brantely)

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Photo by James R. Brantley

The young British-born actor’s outsized talents have earned the acclaim of critics and audiences alike in a flurry of diverse roles in plays ranging from School for Scandal and Rosencranz and Gildenstern Are Dead to Lord of the Flies. The 28-year-old graduate of New York University’s Tisch Institute of Performing Arts currently inhabits the character of Louis, a neurotic and nebbishy “word processor” forced to come to terms with his abandonment of a lover dying of AIDS in the Forum Theatre’s production of Angels in America.

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