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X. Alexander Durden is an  actor, writer and classical vocalist whose striking persona and “effortlessly brilliant sound” have combined to make him highly adept in opera, film and theatre performance.

He has performed around the United States with highlight in venues as Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and the Magdalene College Chapel.  X. Alexander has also appeared abroad throughout The United Kingdom, Canada and Bermuda, adding his name to the rosters of the British American Drama Academy (BADA), The Atlanta Opera Company,  Capitol City Opera Company, Detroit Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA.
Select film and theatrical credits include the Hilberry Theatre Company Studio premier of Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet (Marcus), soundtrack vocalist for Red Hook Summer directed by Spike Lee, writer/director of Beginnings of the Boycott, commissioned by the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. 
A chief cornerstone of X. Alexander's artistic inspiration and expression is social justice. Partnering with various nationwide and  community organizations throughout the American South, East Coast and Midwestern regions, he has lectured, written plays, and organized events with the primary aim to examine the impacts, benefits and ramifications of our current social climate and lingering social injustice. He has also collaborated with the Harvard University Graduate School of Education to workshop plays surrounding  police brutality in the African American community.
As the Presidential Scholar for Music at Morehouse College, X. Alexander made his mark as an active member of the College Glee Club, and as first tenor of the College Quartet. He furthered his education at The Boston Conservatory, where he studied Vocal Performance in the Master of Music program, the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, UK, and most rectenly earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from Wayne State University.

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