Alice Stanley

Alice Stanley

Alice Stanley is a director, playwright, filmmaker, and producer, as well as one of the Founders of Cohesion Theatre Company, where they served as Artistic Producer for the first three seasons. Alice has won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2016, The Bad Oracle, and DC Metro Theatre Arts, and received the Mayor's Individual Artist Award. They have had pieces produced and...
Alice Stanley is a director, playwright, filmmaker, and producer, as well as one of the Founders of Cohesion Theatre Company, where they served as Artistic Producer for the first three seasons. Alice has won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2016, The Bad Oracle, and DC Metro Theatre Arts, and received the Mayor's Individual Artist Award. They have had pieces produced and read by many theaters, including The Barter Theater, Kitchen Dog Theater, Trinity Street Players, Cohesion Theatre Company, Fells Point Corner Theater, Interrobang Theatre Company, Strand Theater, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Gadfly Theatre Productions, and Rapid Lemon Productions. They have been developed at the HBMG Foundation’s National Winter Playwrights Retreat and the Valdez Theater Conference. Their short piece “Addict Named Hal” won Audience Favorite in Fells Point Corner Theatre’s 2017 10x10x10, and they have recently finished a short film version of the piece in effort to secure financing for the feature film. They were featured in the New York Times and USA for their direction of a grunge-era, gender-bending Hamlet. Their short film “Welcome Baby Anderson” showed at the Transforming Cinema Film Festival in Sheffield, UK, and is now available on their website. They are currently pursuing their MFA in Directing at the University of Texas at Austin, where they have directed Matawan by Dan Caffrey and MotherWitch by Travis Tate. For a full portfolio, please visit www.alicestanley.com.

Plays

  • The Tiny Banger
    FULL-LENGTH: The Tiny Banger tells the story of a homeless family trying to survive in an increasingly hostile city through the lens of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp archetype. We follow Dope Fiend, Jailbird, and their son Tiny Banger in their efforts to stay together through cycles of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration. As the play goes on, the silent film world strips away, and we encounter the messy,...
    FULL-LENGTH: The Tiny Banger tells the story of a homeless family trying to survive in an increasingly hostile city through the lens of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp archetype. We follow Dope Fiend, Jailbird, and their son Tiny Banger in their efforts to stay together through cycles of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration. As the play goes on, the silent film world strips away, and we encounter the messy, complex world in which the family actually lives.
  • rain falls special on me
    When it rains in Austin, Texas, the best place to stay dry through the night is behind the theater. Weather and circumstance bring together Mikey, Snake, Miss Candace, Motor, Mac, and Julie - all of whom are on the street for different reasons, here now to navigate their relationships, dreams, and often, survival.
  • Lipstick
    FULL LENGTH: Lipstick is a silly, sweet farce with a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys. Anna has invited Kelly over for dinner, but is it a date? Or just hanging out? How could Anna know?! Is Kelly even gay?! Kelly wears earrings AND boots! Just in case that wasn’t confusing enough, a cavalcade of visitors crashes their evening - an ex-girlfriend, a nebby bestie, a handyman, a mom, and a parade of...
    FULL LENGTH: Lipstick is a silly, sweet farce with a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys. Anna has invited Kelly over for dinner, but is it a date? Or just hanging out? How could Anna know?! Is Kelly even gay?! Kelly wears earrings AND boots! Just in case that wasn’t confusing enough, a cavalcade of visitors crashes their evening - an ex-girlfriend, a nebby bestie, a handyman, a mom, and a parade of potential suitors. Hijinks, of course, ensue, in this play-shaped love letter to the queer community.
  • Sally McCoy
    FULL LENGTH: In the midst of the first gruesomely violent event of the legendary Hatfield and McCoy feud, one woman does what she must to save her family. Sally McCoy tells a harrowing and deeply personal story, while taking a hard look at one woman’s role in the formation of a defining moment of American history. A play about tribalism, perseverance, power, courage, and grief.
  • Addict Named Hal
    10-MINUTE: An unflinching, personal look at a heroin addict's journey through addiction, incarceration, and getting clean.
  • By Sarah, Age 24
    10-MINUTE: A young woman who is estranged from her family comes to her grandmother's grave for closure and forgiveness.
  • Sky's the Limit: A Very Queer Fairy Tale
    ONE-ACT: Sky, an Enbien (for Non-Binary Knight) and their begrudging penguin accomplice take on the #PrincessChallenge to "rescue" their local princess - who may not need it.
  • Anthemusa
    ONE-ACT: An upending of the siren myth through men's fascination with queer women.
  • Droplets
    10-MINUTE: A frustrated scientist questions his relationship to his work and his life.
  • Row Q, Seats 7 and 8
    10-MINUTE: Amy and Nadia go to see Hamlet for their first date. A play that takes place in the audience.
  • The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare
    FULL LENGTH: Zombie Shakespeare takes the audience through all 72 on-stage deaths in Shakespeare's works. The script is meant as a playground for a director and fight choreographer.