Alice Stanley Jr. is an LA-based writer and dramaturg.
Alice Stanley Jr. grew up on the South Side of Chicago and is currently based in LA. She writes cheery bubblegum pop with dark existential undercurrents. Her plays have been produced all over the country. Most notably she is a winner of the Works by Women Festival and Chicago Dramatists' New Play Bake-Off at the Goodman. A veteran of the Chicago improv world, she toured with The Second City and performed with a bevy of shows at iO Chicago, including the long-running WHIRLED NEWS TONIGHT, the Harold team HOMETOWN, and the LGBTQ cast of DREAMBOAT. TV/film writing credits include BUSY TONIGHT (EP Tina Fey), MOXIE (dir. Amy Poehler), AND THE 2020 GLAAD AWARDS. She performs weekly at UCB Sunset with the improvised musical BABY WANTS CANDY and was a proud cast member of their total sellout run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Other opinion essays have been published by The Second City Network, Redeye Chicago, The Bygone Bureau, Amazon, and Cengage Learning. MFA in Theatre from the academic powerhouse Arizona State University. Tweet or Instagram her @AStanJr.