My name is Alixandra, but you can call me Alix if you'd like.
I'm a composer and theatre artist based in Mohkinstsis (Calgary, Alberta).
I like to create, I love to laugh, and I am particularly fond of a well-made cappuccino.
Alixandra Cowman (she/her) is an award-winning composer and theatre artist based in Mohkinstsis (Calgary, Alberta). She is constantly interested in discovering how music and sound can enhance, influence, and alter live storytelling.
Theatrical sound design credits include Gaslight (Vertigo Theatre);The Importance Of Being Earnest (Theatre Calgary); All I Want For Christmas,The Pink Unicorn (Lunchbox Theatre); Magic Lies: An Evening With W.O. Mitchell, Grace & Glorie, Lilia! (Rosebud Theatre); Bright Lights (Theatre BSMT); and Still Stands The House (Wick Productions). Her original compositions have been featured in Alberta Kitchen Party (Alberta Theatre Projects); Parts & Labour (Fieldwork); and House (Seadreamer Productions). Alixandra's original musical written with playwright Cayley Wreggitt entitled Home For The Holidays recently received its world premiere at Lunchbox Theatre in December 2022. Home For The Holidays received 2 Betty Mitchell Awards for both Best Sound Design/Composition and Best Musical. Currently, she is in the midst of writing a horror-inspired folk musical set around Christmas with playwright Kodie Rollan entitled Little Elves.
Alixandra also works as an actor and music director. Her specialty is working with musicals that require their actors to play instruments on stage, and has performed as an actor/musician in shows like Alberta Kitchen Party (Alberta Theatre Projects), Flibbertigibbet's Story Exhibit (Quest Theatre), Bright Star, Chickens, and Cotton Patch Gospel (Rosebud Theatre). Music directing credits include Home For The Holidays (Lunchbox Theatre), The Boy From Oz (Front Row Centre), Bare: A Pop Opera (Honest Collective), breathe (IGNITE!), and Wildwood Fire (Rosebud Theatre).
Alixandra can usually be found strumming some instrument or another in whatever beam of sunlight she can find, a cup of coffee within arm's reach.