Alice Stanley

Alice Stanley

Alice Stanley is a director, playwright, musician, and actor, 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 directed for and had pieces...
Alice Stanley is a director, playwright, musician, and actor, 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 directed for and had pieces produced by many theaters, including Cohesion, Fells Point Corner Theater (where their piece recently won Audience Favorite in the 10x10x10), Interrobang Theatre Company, Spotlighters Theatre, Strand Theater, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Gadfly Theatre Productions, and Rapid Lemon Productions. Their full-length play Sally McCoy will be produced at Cohesion in September and read in The Barter Theatre's Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights in August. They are currently working toward their MFA in Directing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Plays

  • The Tiny Banger
    FULL-LENGTH: The Tiny Banger is a play about a homeless family trying to survive in an increasingly hostile city. It uses Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp archetype and film aesthetic within a contemporary setting to trouble pervasive perceptions about homelessness and illuminate how these biases lead to the criminalization measures that keep many trapped in cycles of homelessness and incarceration. We follow Dope Fiend...
    FULL-LENGTH: The Tiny Banger is a play about a homeless family trying to survive in an increasingly hostile city. It uses Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp archetype and film aesthetic within a contemporary setting to trouble pervasive perceptions about homelessness and illuminate how these biases lead to the criminalization measures that keep many trapped in cycles of homelessness and incarceration. We follow Dope Fiend, Jailbird, and their son Tiny Banger in their efforts to stay together. As the play goes on, the silent film world strips away, and we encounter the messy, complex world in which the family actually lives.
  • 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 also taking a hard look at one woman’s role in the formation of a defining moment of American history. Sally McCoy begins our journey into the confines of social roles and the limits of an...
    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 also taking a hard look at one woman’s role in the formation of a defining moment of American history. Sally McCoy begins our journey into the confines of social roles and the limits of an individual's power to exert strength within the context of those limits.
  • Addict Named Hal
    10-MINUTE: An unflinching, personal look at a heroin addict's journey through addiction, incarceration, and getting clean.
  • Droplets
    10-MINUTE: A frustrated scientist questions his relationship to his work and his life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Welcome Baby Anderson
    10-MINUTE: A couple anxiously passes the time waiting for their adopted baby to be born by making a home video, along with their teenage niece.
  • 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.