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Spitting Truth: The Spoken Word of Alex Alpharaoh


In WET: A DACAmented Journey, Alex Alpharaoh tells his true, real life story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. 



As a writer, performer, poet, activist, director, producer, and teacher based in Los Angeles, Alpharaoh is able to capture the imagination of audiences and provoke meaningful discussions in a variety of mediums. His ability to convey a story through the written word—and as a performer—give breath, beauty and honesty to otherwise unsightly and ignored topics. Alpharaoh’s history as a spoken word performer alone is impressive; he’s performed in venues across the country such as Los Angeles’s Da Poetry Lounge, Sunday Jump, Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C. and New York City’s Nuyorican Cafe. He also teaches a popular class in the Fundamentals of Spoken Word and Poetry Performance.



Alpharaoh is also a company member of the Urban Theatre Movement, created by a collective of multicultural artists dedicated to produce and publish original and accessible work for a diverse group of communities. As part of the UTM, Alpharaoh  developed the series SP!T: Spoken Word Theatre, actors/spoken word artists dramatized stories of social relevance in order to bring forth awareness and affect positive change into the community. He also produced and directed the run of his own spoken word play Don’t Talk About It, SP!T About It at Hollywood Fringe in 2015.

Regardless of the platform, Alpharaoh’s expertise in storytelling has captivated audiences, creating humanity with his words and performances. Regarding WET, LA Weekly described Alpharaoh’s performance as delivering “nail-biting suspense…as expertly ratcheted as any Hitchockian suspense thriller.”



Don’t miss Alex Alpharaoh’s WET: A DACAmented Journey at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box in the Emerson Paramount Center NOV 8 -25 for a story of hilarity and heartbreak that will humanize the headlines, asking the question, “what does it mean to be an American?” 


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