Life and Work with Alexandria Warfield
Thanks for sharing your story with us Alexandria. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. - I always knew I wanted to become an entertainer. I took ballet, tap and jazz lessons starting at age three. From there, I was involved in multiple church and school productions. I really started taking it serious, when I decided to major in Theatre while attending Sam Houston State University. In 2011, while in undergrad, I met a guy named Domenique Smith who wrote and produced his own stage plays on campus. I auditioned for a role in his stage play If Looks Could Kill. At the time, his team consisted of two people and with me being a theatre major I saw where I could help out. So, I became the stage manager and an actress. After the success of If Looks Could Kill, Domenique asked if I wanted to join the team full time and of course I said “yes!”. From there, we worked extremely hard making sure each show better than the last. Today, we are about to produce our 11th stage play, A Life in Shambles, starring Jamal Woolard from the film Notorious and All Eyez on Me.
Has it been a smooth road? - The journey has been far from smooth. The company’s first major challenge was putting on a show after college. In college we had access to everything for super cheap and often times free. We had a huge presence on campus so getting students to come out became easier. Moving back to Dallas was a huge wake up call because we had to start all the way over. We only had seven people audition for our first show in Dallas so we cast those seven people. We knew someone that had a set that needed a little work and fresh paint. So, every weekend we went over to his house and worked out of his garage rebuilding the set. Money was tight and for a moment we were unsure if we would even have enough to fund the show. In the end, everything came together perfectly and the audience loved it. I will never forget stepping back before the show and looking at our set fully decorated thinking about how far we had come. I will NEVER forget that feeling!
My advice to young women would be to never stop being a student to your craft. There is always a way to advance your skill. Surround yourself with like minded individuals that will motivate you to become the best version of yourself. Most importantly, don’t forget to ENJOY the journey. Every obstacle you face is worth overcoming if it gets you a step closer to your dream.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Free My Dream Entertainment – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others. - I am an actress and have been apart of several stages and film productions which include “What’s Yours is Mine”, “Frienemies” starring Chrystale Wilson from the film The Player’s Club, Soul Rep Play Festival, “I Deserve Your Wife” starring Andre Fuller from the television show The Game & Black Jesus along with Malaysia Pargo from the television show Basketball Wives, “Sisters of Freedom” featuring Willie Taylor of Day26 & the television show Love & Hip Hop, gospel artist Fred Hammond and Jackie Christie from the television show Basketball Wives, “When The Tables Turn” and “We All Have Secrets” just to name a few. You can also catch me as the lead on No+1 the web series produced by Indie Black.
I am also the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Free My Dream Entertainment. We are focused on providing a unique modern style of theater arts and films that relate to current provocative problems that people face in society today. We specialize in event planning and management as well as pre and post-production operations for both live theater and film projects. Free My Dream Entertainment mission is to inform all people “Don’t Just Dream” meaning it’s not good to conceal your dreams to yourself instead you should birth life into that dream that you’ve envisioned for the world to experience.
Free My Dream Entertainment vision is to create an experience of enjoyment, learning, and discovery. It will also be a workplace founded on respect and fair opportunity, with a focus on the development of creativity and ideas from a group of profound individuals to promote unique artistic elements and to nurture and encourage the diverse creativity in arts, and lastly educate the audience.
We also provide a portable stage set throughout Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas at an affordable rate. Our inventory allows us to provide a versatile stage set for independent stage productions.
- My parents worked really hard to make sure I was taken care of growing up. They have also supported me in EVERYTHING I have ever done and for that, I am so grateful. They are my motivation to keep going. My mom worked during the day and my father worked at night so often times that would see each other in passing until the weekend or when we took a vacation in the summer. It was because of this I knew I wanted to work for myself. I want to be able to make my own schedule and do what I love every single day. I want to provide for them, so they can enjoy the rest of their lives and not have to work so hard especially as they get older.Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?