An Actor from New Bedford Saved on the Community Theater Stage

Jun 8, 2015

Alex Valentine had his career-defining moment of clarity early in life. He was five, watching a production of “Annie” with his mother. It was there, at the Zieterion Theater in New Bedford, where Alex realized that he must be on stage. 

Now 36 years old, Alex has trouble recounting just how many plays he’s been in. Along the way he’s discovered – as does almost everyone, eventually – that to make a living while pursuing your dreams it might require a miracle.

Less than a month after wrapping up his role as Mr. Bratt in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” at Falmouth’s Highfield Hall, Alex is starring as Jesus in an upcoming production of “Godspell” at the Woods Hole Community Hall. You can see Alex play Jesus from June 11 through June 27. More information is available at


This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Justin Bull was a graduate of the Spring 2015 class.  You can find out more about that program at

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