Alicia Gonzalez is a director-theatre maker and teaching artist specialising in movement and ensemble devised techniques to story telling. She works across theatre, film and education as co-devisor, movement director, teacher and performer. For Clockfire Theatre Company, she has collaborated and performed in the 1st installment of A Hunger Suite and their latest project we, the lost company.
Alicia has worked as movement coach and movement director for several shows including Mardi Gras favourite “The Punters Siren”. She has also written and performed as a puppeteer for Umbrella Theatre (The Rocks Village Bizarre Festival). She is the Artistic Director of Marquez Laundry Theatre Co, she has been commissioned by the Old 505 Theatre to create devised theatre pieces: “Macondo's Clothesline” and “Fred & Ginger”. She was also selected to participate in NIDA’s 2014 Independent Creative Development Program in Sydney.
In 2014 Critical Stages offered Alicia the Emerging Producers residency. In 2015 she had her directing short-film debut. Her artistic influences include Compagnie Philippe Genty, Ariane Mnouchkine, Peter Brook, Maguy Marin, & Pina Bausch. Alicia was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to help fund her studies at Lecoq. When she’s not trying to find absurdity in the everyday idiosyncratic human condition, she offers her expertise as story consultant to screen writers and works as a corporate roleplayer for various organisations.
Alicia is a graduate of Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris (Professional Actor pedagogy and Laboratory of Movement Studies program), she's also trained at Zen Zen Zo (QLD), the Movement Theatre Studio (NYC), Actors College of Theatre and Television Theatre (SYD) as well as other specialists including Simon T Rann (Compagnie Philippe Genty).