a television writer
Alex Rubin grew up in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. She has been involved in Theatre her entire life, first as a performer, then as a director and designer, and finally as a playwright and lyricist. After graduating from high school, Alex decided to forego college for a year and move to New York City where she landed an apprenticeship in the marketing and PR department at The New Victory Theater, New York's leading theater for kids and families. She also worked at Starbucks during that time and can make a mean cappuccino.
Alex attended Hofstra University where she found her way to directing after debuting her original one act Yet to be Titled which eventually flourished into a full length musical entitled At the Edge. During her time at Hofstra, Alex wrote and directed over 30 productions on campus and several more professionally in film, television, and theatre.
A member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild, Alex has had the thrill of seeing her plays, musicals, and songs performed in New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, London, Canada, and more. She was a 2012 SPACE on Ryder Farm resident, 2013/14 Big Vision Empty Wallet Playwriting Fellow, 2017 National Winter Playwrights Retreat resident, second rounder at Austin Film Festival, and the first place winner of the 85th Annual Writers Digest Award in Playwriting.
Alex holds an MFA from the University of Southern California's John Wells Division for Film & TV Writing for which she was an Annenberg Graduate Fellow. Her pilot "Lost Hope Hotel" earned her a spot in the 2021 WIF/Black List Episodic Lab and she is a 2023 FORGE Fellow and one of ISA's 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2023. She's worked as a writer for iHeart Radio's "Solve" and PEG's "Jackie Cox Variety Show," as the Showrunner's Assistant and Script Coordinator for Amazon's "The Horror of Dolores Roach," and is the current Writers Assistant for a soon-to-be-returning Netflix staple. Along with WGAW Board Member Liz Hsiao Lan Alper, Alex is the co-lead of #PayUpHollywood, an advocacy group for fair pay and safe workplaces for assistants and support staff.
I both write and experience family drama.