Rex is a DC-based artist and currently serves as the Artistic Director of Theatre at Solas Nua. Originally from Oklahoma City, both of his parents grew up on farms and taught him the value of hard work and good company. Rex has made the DC area his home since 2007, and he shares his life with his wife, Lee, and son, Beckett.
His work has been internationally featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, on the cover of American Theatre Magazine, The Irish Times, aired on RTE – Ireland’s national broadcast, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Guide, British Theatre Guide, The Telegraph – Nigeria, and The Guardian – Nigeria. Recently, his solo-performance of The Smuggler was listed by The New York Times as one of the best theatre productions of 2019, nationwide. Rex’s work has been seen at The Kennedy Center, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The National Theatre, The Warner Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Theatre, Rep Stage, Solas Nua, Off Broadway at 59E59, The Edinburgh Fringe, and Dublin Theatre Festival.
As a writer and play-maker, his plays have received over 20 productions. Most recently, his musical The Devil & June Gantry (co-writing with Stephen Spotswood) was a semi-finalist at The Eugene O’Neil Center’s American Music Theatre Festival. BEEP BEEP, written and directed by Rex, earned a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding TYA Production. His newest work in progress, The Well – a singer-songwriter musical, received a workshop last summer from Prologue Theatre.