Shay Alexi is a writer and performance artist. She was a founding member of Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, serving as an actor, graphic designer, and literary agent in its early years. Shay is thrilled to return to the theatre in a remote setting, furthering MNTITS’ mission and documenting it in blog post form. Shay is an accomplished essayist and poet, as she was selected for the Tin House workshop in 2019, won the 2018 Glass Poetry Chapbook prize, and has accumulated over 200,000 online views on videos of her spoken word performances. She also works as a theatre educator at the Atlanta History Center.