Alexandra Branyon, an actress and musician and journalist, has done summer stock, dinner theater, and musical comedy for Joseph Papp’s Public Theater. She studied composition at Juilliard Extension Division in New York, voice with a Metropolitan Opera tenor, and played piano in a theater orchestra in Honolulu and studio bands in New York. She was in the legendary Lee Strasberg’s private acting class. She was a member of the original company of the New York branch of the great improvisation group, Second City. She is an award-winning dramatist and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She has taught playwriting at the New School for Social Research in New York. (Actresses who have performed her work include Uta Hagen and Ruby Dee.) She literally used all of these experiences in making “Treasures From the Rubble,” directing filming, writing script and song lyrics, playing piano on the soundtrack, reading voice-over narration, and finding other talent.

“Treasures from the Rubble”

A documentary film by Alexandra Branyon featuring the Fayette Art Museum. Please visit the Treasures from the Rubble website for trailer, film festivals, awards, and more.

Lois Wilson

“From the wreckage of the world around me came my art…”

The story of an art rebel who broke all rules for Southern women in order to live alone up north so that she could fulfill her dreams of dedicating her life to the creation of her art and leaving an inspiring legacy to her small Alabama hometown by establishing an art museum there.