Zalmen or the madness of God


A play by Elie Wiesel

Directed by Guila Clara Kessous

Alex Portenko

Alex Portenko is 18 years old and was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He is a senior at Brookline High School. He has participated in several productions including: Frankenstein, Much Ado About Nothing, The Rimers of Eldritch, and Macbeth. He also appeared at the Lyric Stage this past summer as part of the Lyric First Stage program in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Jane Eyre (The Musical). He designed the set for Brookline High's winter musical Bat Boy and directed several pieces as part of the high school's student directed festival which included: Laundry and Bourbon, Stage Directions and The Spotted Man. He is very excited to be a part of Zalmen or the Madness of God. He is honored to be part of this production and to be surrounded by so many wonderful and talented people. It is a privilege to share Mr. Wiesel's words through this medium.