Alice Flynn is a writer with over fourteen years’ experience of working within the arts and arts for wellbeing industries.
Her writing explores the human condition, the existential and the universal. With hints of magical realism, the ambiguity and mystery of life is expressed often in liminal ways, spaces and characters. Alice’s love of myth, folk tales is clear and is woven into her lyrical text. There’s a playful humour and tenderness to her writing, and yet she does not shy away from darkness and the complexities and paradoxes of being.
Alice loves how words, particularly in a performative context, have the capacity to bring about transformation, opening new doors within us, creating new ways of seeing and being. Words land in the body and exist in our imaginations and we are changed.
Alice’s freelance writing ranges from bespoke commissions, historical interpretations, site-specific pieces, scripts for collaborative pieces from large scale festival performances to outdoor performance.
In 2017, Alice co-founded Portal: New Writing Collective in Dorset, with writer and acting lecturer Craig Norman. The group is dedicated to cultivating new playwriting within the region, as well as connection and professional development for writers.
In 2019, the group produced three new writing performance events, collaborating with Lighthouse Poole as part of Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe and also Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, in association with Pains Plough. In 2019 the group became part of Lighthouse Poole’s New Voices Arts Development Programme.
Alice’s experience as writer is often interwoven with her work as a director and performer. Her writing is also informed by her holistic work, which is oriented around mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. It requires deep listening, clarity, sensitivity and curiosity – all essential to the creative process too.
In 2019 Alice became co-artistic director of Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre, joining actor Michele O’Brien and multi-disciplinary artist Hazel Evans. The company is currently working on Women of Words, a new performance created and performed by an all female team, exploring the power of the written word and the impact of the absence and presence of female voices within Dorset from the past to the present day.
You can find out more about Alice’s current and past writing projects via her portfolio page.
If you’d like to commission a script, collaborate with Alice or invite her to host a creative writing session, please contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org