Mary Alice Fry
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|The Artistic and Executive Director of Footloose is the dynamic, multi-talented Mary Alice Fry, who chooses the projects, hires the talent, plans marketing/publicity and presents original art in a professional format. Fry’s lifelong career in the performing arts, her passion for creating original dance and theater, plus her employment in law, marketing and sales made possible the success of hundreds of productions and eleven Women on the Way festivals.
Fry has been the driving force behind many community art spaces. From 1986-89, she was director of the Haight Ashbury Community Coalition, a nonprofit that operated cultural, after-school and job programs for youth at the Park Branch Library. She was on the planning team to convert the abandoned Polytechnic High School's two gymnasiums into community spaces--now the San Francisco Circus Center and Acrosports. From 1990-2013, she managed Shotwell Studios in the Mission. From 1996-2004, she built the reputation of Venue 9 in SOMA during the dot com boom into a premiere theater. In 2010 and 2011, she was project manager of 24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival.
Performing, writing and directing credits of Fry’s own multimedia and collaborative pieces include these highlights: Cactus, Falling Back to Earth, Sound Advice, To Infinity and Beyond, In Mourning by Karin Cabello Moriarty, Tokens by David Schein directed by Bob Ernst, A Thousand Grey Birds, and Mudwings with British director, Angus Balbernie; hOPPomage by Zack; Bring your Own Dog and Honeycomb Zone. She is writing two new Theatecture projects: Ash Boys and I’m Not in Charge set for 2015 productions.