Alice is a writer and theatre maker based in Belfast. Her work has appeared across the UK, Ireland and in Sri Lanka and New York. Her latest show Anthem was a huge hit at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2021.
Alice’s monologue Haven was part of 1st Origins Irish Festival in New York, and then recorded by the Lyric Theatre for their ‘Listen at the Lyric’ series in Autumn 2020. Her show Jade City was at Bunker Theatre in London in September 2019, produced by View From Here Theatre Company. Alice was part of BBC Writersroom Belfast Voices group 2018-2019 and Lyric New Playwrights Programme 2018.
She is currently under commission with Brusier and View From Here. Alice was awarded a Jerwood New Work Fund and the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Theatre Award.
Alice Malseed is undertaking a large creation, research and development project to explore the themes of women and anger in Belfast. This has included researching and development for her new piece Anthem; creating a bold re-imagining of Lysistrata, based in Belfast; and new collaborative work inspired by the Greek play, which explores the political and social power of women in Belfast, examining how energy, passion, anger, and emotion affect life in our society.
In the MAC, Alice will continue to work and collaborate with actors, directors and designers to create theatre, imagine new ways of making and living, and to build theatricity for the stage.
“Amidst the banter, Malseed’s script is often gloriously poetic: a celebration of the language, culture and atmosphere of a city that for so many people, even twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, still brings to mind only unrest and division.”
“Malseed’s play asks us to look beneath the surface… to see the depths human beings can find themselves, yet still have a degree of their humanity.”