Alice writes bubblegum pop with dark undercurrents. She is currently writing on Mattel’s newest Barbie animated series and developing a femme thriller. This summer she sold a girly horror comedy to Invisible Narratives, which is currently in pre-production. Other TV/film credits include: MOXIE (onset writer, dir. Amy Poehler), BARBIE GOLDEN BEACH HIGH (writer, Mattel), #DREAMHOUSE (writer, Mattel), BUSY TONIGHT (staff writer, EP Tina Fey), and the 2020 GLAAD AWARDS (creative consultant, GLAAD).
Also a playwright and dramaturg–Alice most recently consulted for The 2021 Festival of New American Theatre at Phoenix Theatre and on the macabre musical THE MOUNTAIN DIGBY (EP Charlie Barnett). She is currently serving as playwright for TERROR ON THE PRAIRIE, a site-specific work about the devastating 1800s cholera outbreak in rural Illinois. Last year she sold an untitled toxic masculinity musical to an independent producer after a workshop production at New Musicals Inc. and her radio play THE DESTINY CINEMA 2 (starring David Mazouz, Wyatt Oleff, and Liana Liberato) was produced by Must B Nice. Pre-pandemic, she performed weekly at UCB with the improvised musical BABY WANTS CANDY and was a proud cast member of their 2019 total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run. She’s written a jillion theatre criticism essays for HowlRound–here’s one about the importance and frustrations of climate activism in the arts.
Alice grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She studied playwriting at a weird-ass little conservative Christian college and later at the academic powerhouse Arizona State University. Before moving to Los Angeles, she was a Chicago Public Schools teacher and ran an anti-Islamophobia playwriting program for underserved high schoolers. At night she did improv and put up plays around the storefront theatre scene (plus once at The Goodman). Eventually Alice left education to tour with The Second City (on a dang cruise ship), and her eco-terrorism musical MEAT CUTE had two successful sell-out runs at The Annoyance and The Cute Space.
Her essay “Queer and Eating Ritz Crackers at Christian College” was published in Compound Butter‘s Winter 2021 magazine. She loves pastries, mentors for WriteGirl LA, volunteers with the Sunrise Movement, and has seen one ghost.