Lavinia Jones Wright's Love All Alices
“My stories…even though they’re precisely my stories…I hope that what I’m looking for in them is the universal. Everybody lives through this.”
- Alice Spivak 2018
Love All Alices is a live play consisting of scenes and stories from the life of Alice Spivak to be filmed for inclusion in the upcoming documentary film of the same name.
Lavinia Jones Wright (writer, creator) is a Brooklyn-based actor, producer, writer, director, and member of Alice Spivak’s OnTheRoad Repertory Company. Lavinia wrote Love All Alices from stories told to her by Spivak in a series of interviews conducted between 2017 and 2020.
Maxwell George (dramaturge, producer) is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Former story editor at The Oxford American, George has collaborated with prominent journalists and authors including Randall Kenan, Amanda Petrusich, Jonathan Blitzer, Susan Choi, William Gibson, Greil Marcus, Ada Límon, John Jeremiah Sullivan and Kiese Laymon.
Cast: The cast of Love All Alices will be comprised of approximately fifty of Alice Spivak’s students and members of her OnTheRoad Repertory Company.
The Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009
August 11, 2022 - 7:30pm (Alice Spivak’s birthday)
August 12, 2022 - 7:30pm
$39 General Admission, all ages
General Admission Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/loveallalices/724537#
Priority Tickets*: https://www.nyfa.org/#button=44961
*with $250 donation to upcoming LOVE ALL ALICES film project via New York Foundation for the Arts.
Love All Alices is a live play that tells the story of legendary New York City acting teacher Alice Spivak, who taught for more than 60 years and died in 2020 at the age of 85. She was a born storyteller. Herbert Bergof said of her, “Alice goes to the bathroom and comes back with a story.” With a native New Yorker’s frankness, and a lifelong performer’s ear for the dramatic, she would regale anyone in her presence with wild tales from her life. A protegé of Uta Hagen, Spivak’s thousands of students include Carrie Fisher and Spike Lee (both of whom wrote about her in their memoirs), Tyra Banks (who featured her on America’s Next Top Model) and Courteney Cox (whom she famously tried to talk out of taking the pilot for Friends). She was the name passed between actors, the secret weapon behind countless great performances on both stage and screen. Spivak was a creative philosopher who acted in opposition to her time. While her contributions were made mainly behind the scenes, Spivak’s stories, theories, and radical imagination offer a new way to look at craft and performance.
Love All Alices is composed of the greatest stories of Spivak’s life performed by actors who knew her. Over two nights the play will be shot and incorporated into an upcoming documentary film of the same name.
ABOUT LAVINIA JONES WRIGHT:
LAVINIA JONES WRIGHT is an actor, producer, director and journalist. She produced and appeared in The 78 Project Movie and web series, and can be seen in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights and The Affair (Showtime). With her sister, director Maris Jones, Lavinia produces and stars in The Jones Family Retro Show, a live rock n’ roll drag comedy show in Brooklyn that Gothamist called one of the “Best Things to Do in NYC”. Lavinia has directed music videos for artists including The Mynabirds, Ashley Strongarm and ARMS. As a journalist, Lavinia has contributed to The Oxford American, Billboard, SPIN, Harp and Crawdaddy! Lavinia is a member of Alice Spivak’s OnTheRoad Repertory Company.