Xandra Clark is an actor, writer, performance-maker, and all-around storyteller who believes in the power of stories to move people and effect positive change in the world.
Xandra has performed at The Tank, Dixon Place, Lincoln Center, JACK, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Performance Art Institute, the BEAT Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Wheatsheaf in Oxford, Wild Project, The Cell Theatre, and Connelly Theater; acted in several feature-length and short films; been a company member of two comedy improv troupes, including The Oxford Imps; trained under playwrights Anna Deavere Smith and Amy Freed; and worked with The Public Theater on two Shakespeare plays. Her own performance pieces have been featured at The Tank, Judson Church, Theaterlab, The Bowery Electric, Weeksville Heritage Center, Queer Abstract, Spaceworks, FiveMyles, The Green Room (a performance salon series she runs), Brooklyn College's Television Center, and Stanford University.
Her work has garnered praise from The New Yorker, Newsweek, OUT Magazine, Urban Omnibus, and others. Her own journalistic work has been published or broadcast through the San Francisco Chronicle, Poynter.org, KQED, KALW, NPR, and the Theo Westenberger Estate. She is a co-founder/producer of the True Story podcast, which has over six million downloads.
In all her spare time, Xandra is an avid fiddle-player, and she loves to jam in varying styles — from traditional Irish/Scottish to folk/bluegrass to electric rock 'n' roll. She plays and sings with the electro-folk band The Year of the Hare.
Currently, Xandra calls New York home.