ALEXIS GREENE Photo: Anita Shevett

EMILY MANN. Photo: Catherine Cole for the LA Times


Alexis Greene is an author, theater critic and editor. Currently she is working on a biography of the playwright and stage director Emily Mann, who has led the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, for the past 26 years. The biography, titled "Emily Mann: Rebel Artist in the American Theater," is under contract to Southern Illinois University Press.

A critical biography of Mann's work as a playwright and director, the book will also trace the relationship between Mann's work and political developments in the United States, particularly second-wave feminism and its aftermath.

Alexis has written or edited more than ten books related to women in the American theater, and most recently she was the editor for a collection of Yvette Heyliger's plays, to be published in 2017 by iUniverse. She holds a Ph.D. in Theater from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and has taught theater history and dramatic criticism at New York University and Marymount Manhattan College.

In 2008, Alexis took a five-year leave from theater to become Public Relations Director for the Community Environmental Center in Queens, NY, a not-for-profit that provided sustainability for New York City apartments and homes.

Born and raised in New York City, Alexis nonetheless has grown to love upstate New York, to which she and her husband, Dr. Gordon R. Hough, retreat when they can, and where Alexis grows vegetables and writes for a local newspaper, the New Franklin Register.