Trained atLecoq in Paris, France, ALICIA GONZALEZ is a dedicated actor and coach specialising in clowning, movement and the creation of original theatre and film. Alicia is a performer and comedy writer for Choo Choo Troupe and in 2019 toured You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese (a family show) across regional NSW. She’s performed at the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Comedy and Fringe festivals. Alicia is ensemble member for Clockfire Theatre Company, for who she has written and performed in many of their shows most recently Night Parade of 100 Goblins at Sydney Festival 2020.
Alicia enjoys working as a performance coach and movement director for several shows including Mardi Gras favourite The Punters Siren. She co-directedchildren’s virtual and live stage show The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. She also wrote, directed and performed in: Macondo’s Clothesline and Fred & Ginger (The Old 505 Theatre) and operetta Lemon Tree (Blank_Space Gallery). Alicia 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.
She has created and run workshops for students and actors in the Jacques Lecoq pedagogy, clowning, bouffon, and devising for theatre at The Clown Institute, Laugh Masters Academy, Milkcrate Theatre, 107 Projects, Riverside Theatres and for various high-schools and drama, students preparing for their HSC solo and group devised pieces. Her area of research is focused on the poetry and the metaphors that traverse and express out of the clown to help us reach an absurd profundity, a deeper understanding of the human condition, of the universal that goes beyond the personal.
Her artistic influences include Compagnie Philippe Genty, Chiara Guidi, 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. In 2018 she became a recipient of Create NSW & Community Presenter Touring Grant for her show You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid the Cheese and of Create NSW Artist Quick Response Grant to travel and research clowning in Spain & Paris. When she’s not trying to find absurdity in the everyday idiosyncratic human condition, she offers her expertise as a creative surgeon to indie theatre-makers, actors and clowns. Alicia is proud to be known as Dr Ding Dong, a medical clown doctor at children’s hospitals forClown Doctors Australia.
Alicia is a graduate of the 2-year Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris (Professional Actor pedagogy and Laboratory of Movement Studies) course, she’s also trained in clown with Eric De Bont (Spain), including other specialists: Norman Taylor at the Movement Theatre Studio (NYC) Chiara Guidi and Simon T Rann (Compagnie Philippe Genty).