Rising Theater Star

2018 Winner: Alexis Scheer

Photo Credit: Ally Schmaling


While still a Boston Conservatory undergrad, this multi-hyphenate founded Off the Grid Theatre Company to produce boundary-pushing shows like imminent premiere Our Dear Drug Lord, about a Pablo Escobar-worshipping girl gang. The Miami native also penned Wynwood, a mother-daughter comedy set in Art Basel that will come to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and Chosen, a solo show about a young woman’s Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel. As for Scheer? We’d follow her anywhere.