Member since: September 19, 2012
ALICE SHAPIRO is an award-winning playwright, published author of three volumes of poetry and a one-act play. She currently serves as Poet Laureate of Douglasville, GA.
State University of NY at Farmingdale, NY, A.A.S.
Hunter College, NYC (Fine Art) – 18 months
The New York Art Theatre Institute, NYC (Costume & Set Design Assistant) – 2 years
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL (Interior Design) – 1 year
New York University, NYC – poetry, playwriting classes under William Packard, Founder of The New York Quarterly
Awards and Honors
2012 – Press 53 winner for 53-word Story competition
2011 – Appointed Poet Laureate of Douglasville, GA
2009 – Georgia Author of the Year nomination for Cracked, a book of poems
2009 – Pushcart Poetry Prize nomination for “Usury”
1988 – The Bill C. Davis Drama Award for “Four Voices”
2012 - Four Voices, a one-act verse tragedy published by TotalRecall Press
2012 - Saltian “to dance”, poems published by unbound Content Press
2010 - Life: Descending/Ascending, poems published by TotalRecall Press
2009 - Cracked, poems published by TotalRecall Press
Various individual poems published in poetry journals and anthologies.
2012 – Four Voices was produced at the Cultural Arts Center, Douglasville, the inaugural play for their verse play series now in its third year.
2011 – The Greatest American Poet TV Project, Executive Producer. Fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas
2010 – The Change Interviews – an audio project listed on the Library of Congress Web Guides with a link to my website. Poetry Pushcart winners and nominees answer one question: “What changed after your nomination/win?” and read their poem.
2010 – Volunteer for Estrogenius Festival in NYC to obtain rehearsal space for performers.
2010 – Former member of Dramatists Guild
1990s – In the Beginning – short play included in an ensemble production by Parenthesis Ensemble Theatre, Buckhead, GA
1987 – Four Voices, winner of Bill C. Davis Drama Award, produced by Apple Blossom, NY
1980s – Phoebe – readings at Jadite Galleries, NYC and Jaamsa Cultural Center, Finland
1980s – Seminar organizer for the arts held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, NYC
Turner Cassity Literary Festival – planning committee member since 2010
Board of Directors member for Anne Hammel & Dancers, NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art – children’s workshop; administrative assistant
Jadite Galleries, NYC – independent curator
Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC – (“Homeless at Home” project) consultant