'Hindsight,' by Alix Sobler '17, Debuts Off-Off-Broadway

Angeline Dimambro
August 24, 2021

Alumna Alix Sobler ’17 will have her new play, Hindsight, premiere at the Paradise Factory later this month.

Fault Line Theatre will present the world premiere production of Sobler’s latest original play, with their very own founding Artistic Director Aaron Rossini directing. The mission of Fault Line Theatre is to create and produce socially relevant, character-driven plays for today’s audiences—striving both to challenge veteran theatergoers and welcome those new to the art form.

“In the theater, there has always been a grey area between what is fact and what is fiction,” reads the official show description. “As we've seen lately, grey areas can lead to confusion, disaster, and violence when it comes to the news and our politics. Where did it all begin? In Hindsight, an intrepid Playwright traces the problem back to 1987 and the abolishment of the Fairness Doctrine. But as she builds her case, the facts, historical characters, and her own memories refuse to cooperate. Is it possible to trace our problems as a nation back to one decision made in the ’80s? And if so, is a play really the right place to unpack this conversation? Like an episode of John Oliver crashing headfirst into a production of Our TownHindsight is a comedy that asks questions about how we communicate when we can't even get our facts straight.”

In addition to being the author of the play, Sobler will also star alongside Andrea Abello, Craig Wesley Divino, Lynnette R. Freeman, Daniel Pearce, and Luis Vega in the production. The show will have its world premiere performance on September 18, 2021. Ticket information for all upcoming performances can be found on Fault Line Theatre’s website.

Alix Sobler is a writer of theater, podcasts, television, and film based in New York City. Her plays have been read or produced at theaters around the world, including the The Alliance Theater (Atlanta, GA), Theater J (Washington D.C.), Theatre Lab at FAU (Boca Raton, FL), Roundabout Theatre Company (New York, NY), The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA), The Finborough Theatre (London, UK), Segal Centre (Montreal QC), Fiasco Theater Company (New York, NY), The Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Stratford, ON), Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg, MB), Gulfshore Playhouse (Naples, FL), and others. Her plays have won and been finalists for multiple awards including the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, The Gulfshore Playhouse New Play Series, the Columbia@Roundabout New Play Contest, the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (finalist), the Henley Rose Playwriting Competition (finalist), and the Jane Chambers Award (runner-up), among others. She is currently developing new plays with Theatre J (Washington, DC), and Fault Line Theatre (New York), and she is writing the book for a new musical. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her MFA in playwriting from Columbia University, where she was honored to study with Associate Professor David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor Lynn Nottageand Special Lecturer Charles L. Mee, among others. She is also passionate about teaching playwriting and theater to up-and-coming artists, hobbyists, children, and anyone interested in expressing themselves.