A L E X
B E N I T O
R O D R I G U E Z
With versatile range, a collaborative approach and attention to detail, Alex is committed to being a dedicated and skilled performer. Whether he's on stage or in front of the camera, he approaches each project as an opportunity to bring stories to life in a way that is both captivating and authentic.
He is represented by Big Mouth Talent
BFA in Acting University of Illinois at Chicago
MFA in Acting FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
Botticelli in The Fire (2022) Photo by Evan Hanover
Alex has taken on roles in a wide range of venues, from intimate black box theaters to 500-seat houses and outdoor performances.
Our Town (2022) Photo by Cliff Roles
In addition to his work on stage, Alex has also appeared in student films, commercials, short films, and NBC's Chicago Fire.
Still from CHICAGO FIRE (2021)
Since 2016, Alex has been a member of Wender Collective (FKA Walkabout Theater Company). Rooted in radical collaboration and laboratory-style physical theatre making, Wender creates and produces new works nationally and internationally as it continues to build its artistic community.
The Brink! (2017) Photo by Studio Film Love
MOVER & MAKER
ABR's creative work includes a diverse range of performances, including outdoor spectacles, site-specific performance art pieces, and multi-media works. He has not only performed in these productions, but has also contributed as a cinematographer, choreographer, editor, and producer.
Still from PERENNIAL HABIT (2020)
Mr. Rodriguez again proves that he’s an accomplished young actor to watch.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT (2023)
CHICAGO THEATRE REVIEW
Short Shakespeare! Romeo & Juliet
at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Benvolio / Romeo US
Short Shakespeare! returns with the tragic romance Romeo and Juliet. Verona burns under summer's heat—and the division of two prominent families. Against a backdrop of violence and an endless cycle of vengeance, Shakespeare sets his tale of young love found—and tragically lost. This 75-minute adaptation, told in Shakespeare's own words, poses a profound question—can true love survive in a divided community? The production combines Shakespeare's original verse with dynamic staging to connect young audiences with the characters’ journeys.
In addition to the public performances on Saturday mornings, Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet will also play to thousands of students during weekday Team Shakespeare matinees—engaging middle and high school students in Shakespeare through the unmatched power of live performance.
DROP A NOTE
Alex Benito Rodriguez is a multi-talented artist based in Chicago, with a passion for storytelling and a deep belief in the power of collaboration. He brings a multidisciplinary approach to every project he undertakes and approaches his work with a deep sense of inquiry and a belief in the transformative power of communal exploration.
For Alex, creativity is all about curiosity, inquiry, and community. He sees the stage as a place to connect with others, to explore new ideas and perspectives, and to challenge ourselves to grow and transform. ABR's work is infused with a deep sense of empathy and compassion, inviting us all to become more fully engaged with the world around us.
With over a decade of experience in theater, film, and teaching, Alex is a sought-after collaborator and mentor, inspiring others to embrace their own unique artistic visions and to work together to create something truly extraordinary. Through his art, he is committed to creating spaces that nurture and empower, that ask difficult questions and seek out new paths of understanding. For Alex, there is nothing more exciting than the endless possibilities of creativity and the joy of sharing that magic with others.