Turning Interest Into Action

We are the Fleeing Artists: a non-profit theatre company which fosters artistic expression and theatrical innovation throughout the Kenosha community.




Founder & Chairperson

Alex Metalsky, a resident of Kenosha for ten years, is a founding member of the Fleeing Artists Theatre and the creator of its annual Summer Shakespeare program.  Originally from Appleton, WI, Alex moved to Kenosha in 2009 to study theatre. He earned his BA in Theatre Arts from UW-Parkside in 2013, where he focused in directing and performance.  Some favorite directing credits include: Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, William Shakespeare's Othello, Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, Chris Sergel's adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (twice in 2013), and over half a dozen unique Zoom-based performances. Before the pandemic shut everything down, Alex had the privilege of adapting and directing a version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, which was performed aboard The Red Witch by five actors off the coast of Lake Michigan.  In his spare time, Alex enjoys reading, writing short poetry, and adapting novels into plays.


Founder & Board Member


Kevin is a 2013 graduate of University of Wisconsin- Parkside's Theater program. Since Parkside he has been working at the Rhode and has appeared as Lodovico in Othello, Bed-Head Fred in A Seussified Christmas Carol, Happy Loman in Death of a Salesman, a zombie in Night of the Living Dead, Paul in Drinking Habits, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Michal inThe Pillowman, Malcolm in Macbeth, Beethoven in Dog Sees God, and Horatio in Hamlet. He's also served as an assistant director for Dead Man's Cellphone, the fight choreographer for Othello, the fight captain for Romeo & Juliet, and as a costume designer for two years of the Summer Shakespeare program, Lion King Jr., Night of the Living Dead, Junie B. Jones: The Musical. Off stage he's pursued film and television work and was a set dresser and extra in the feature film Falsely Accused, worked as a stunt double and set dresser for a television show, and he just finished shooting for a student film for Marquette.