Alice is a youth worker, an educator, an entrepreneur and a poet. She has joined the Court Theatre as the presenter for Crash Bash 2018.
Alice was the 2017 writer-in-residence at Hagley Community College. She is the co-founder of Faultline Poetry Collective and a mentor for Rising Voices. Alice has performed at WORD festival here in Christchurch, The New Hope Poetry Festival and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, as well as on countless other stages all over the world, talking about her feelings to strangers.
Alice is the former co-director of the CHCH Under 5’s Collective. She is a development coach and programme manager for Inspiring Stories, and passionate about supporting Christchurch’s young social entrepreneurs. Alice is the lead facilitator of Qtopia, a social support service for LGBTQIA+ youth and a regular arts educator for the youth programme at CoCA.
Erica graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Linguistics. Whilst completing a Graduate Diploma in Event Management at CPIT she interned at the Court Theatre on various shows and events, and was subsequently hired to work on shows including: Hamlet; The Video Game (The Stage Show), Mary Poppins, and The Dustan Creek Séance.
Since 2016, Erica has been Stage Manager at the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin working on many shows including: Over the River and Through the Woods, The Emperor's New Clothes, Krapp's Last Tape, The Mystery of Irma Vep, My Dad's Boy, The Dunedin Fringe Festival, The Dustan Creek Haunting, Into the Woods, One Perfect Moment, and Hudson & Halls: Live! She is excited to be back home in Christchurch, and more importantly at the Court Theatre as a permanent member of staff. Crash Bash will be her first project with the Court this year.