Alice Nelson

Alice has worked as an actor-creator, playwright, director, producer, puppeteer, improvisor, mask maker and clown. She has written and toured solo shows regarding social and political issues and co-created feminist theatre productions. Her shows have been produced by Calgary Animated Objects Society, New West Theatre, Downstage Theatre, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Handsome Alice Theatre and Sarasvàti Productions.  

Alice received her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from the Dell’arte International School of Physical Theatre, a BEd from the University of Calgary and a BFA in Dramatic Arts from the University of Lethbridge.  

As a theatre educator, Alice has taught at Mount Royal University, Red Deer University, Ambrose University, Rosebud School of the Arts and University of Windsor. She has taught numerous workshops for community theatres, High School arts programs and theatre festivals.  

Close to her heart has been attending expeditions as a volunteer clown and workshop leader with the international humanitarian organization, Clowns Without Borders.