Creativity allows one to see something that is broken, and transform it into something beautiful. My workshops will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and discover the authentic, vibrant you. Let your imagination expand through writing, performing, and creative collaboration.
I can't wait to see what you create.
Alexandra Hewett is an actor, storyteller, writer, producer, teaching artist, mother, yogi, and lover of life.
She is a lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University Odyssey program and produces the storytelling show Mortified in DC and Baltimore. She has an MS in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Shimmer is her first book.
Alexandra Hewett grew up in the shadow of her mother’s struggle with schizophrenia, balanced
by the warmth and security of her father's love. Artistic creation, therapy, humor, and
effervescent optimism were her secret weapons and her lifelines as she navigated anxiety, grief,
and loss. Shimmer is the story of her inspiring journey from girlhood to womanhood, from
sorrow to joy.
“Hewett’s story is powerful, funny, bright and beautiful. With an unflinching voice, she captures a mother-daughter dynamic that manages to strike a balance that is both ultra-specific and universal.”
“This book highlights Hewett’s journey to find her mom beneath her mental illness, and in it, she finds the sparkle in the chaos —SHIMMER is like shards of broken glass collected from her life to form a mosaic of stories that are compelling, vulnerable and moving.”
She inspired us to play, write and perform and she established such a supportive environment that actors and non-actors alike all felt free to dig deep within ourselves. It was truly a magical few hours.
I took "Finding Your Funny" with Alexandra through the Johns Hopkins Odyssey program in March 2022. She guided us with a gentle hand and great insight, coaxing us out of our shells and encouraging us to refine our material and performances to a level we didn't think was possible. That was my experience and I believe my classmates feel the same. My experience in her class was very rewarding.
Alex was great at facilitating the workshop and helping me tighten and improve my material. As someone interested in taking a more serious plunge into the world of stand-up, Alex has been an encouraging resource along the way.
April L. Tripp
Not only did I learn about what makes something funny, Alex's support and encouragement gave me the confidence I needed to stand up and do it! (pun intended) The experience I had in her course is a memory I will cherish forever.