Alice interests in theater begun in 1980 as she assisted several community theaters acquire state and federal grants. She has been with the theater since 2010 and currently is the theater’s Executive Director actively involved in all aspects of the theater’s day-to-day activities. Recently, Alice has come from behind the scenes and debuted as co-director for the plays, The Great Pretender, and Great Day in A Morning.
Alice earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the Union Institute and University, a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science and Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Antioch University.
Alice was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Her career includes significant experiences in federal government, academia, and the private sector. In 1996, she retired from the federal government as Chief of Grants and Contracts for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During her career, she also served at the National Institutes of Health, Peace Corp, and Smithsonian Institute. She has also held faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University, Sojourner-Douglass College, Charleston University and Graduate School USA.
Percy has a particular interest in providing opportunities for inner city youth to learn the craft of acting and to participate in the performing arts. In 1973, his love of theater led him to establish the Free Spirit Theater in Baltimore, Maryland where he was involved in teaching acting workshops in an urban environment. He has been the theater’s Artistic Director since 2008 where he is responsible for the theater’s artistic direction. He enjoys teaching, writing, and directing plays that deal with the social, economic and the cultural aspects of the lived experiences of Black people in America.
Percy began his acting career at the Arena Playhouse in Baltimore, Maryland in Ed Bullins play Clara’s Ole Man. He studied acting under Sam Wilson and Irvin Turner at the Arena Playhouse. Later he studied at the Mafundi Institute's under the tutelage of Roger E. Mosley. While studying at the Mafundi Institute, Percy landed a part in the film The River Niger directed by Krishna Shah starring James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, and Louis Gossett, Jr.
His career in the performing arts spans more than thirty years of experience in theater, commercial television, and film. Percy has appeared in more than 40 stage productions. He has played lead roles or principle characters in: In the Wine Time, In New England Winter, Electronic Nigger, Wait Until Dark, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, No Place to be Somebody, First Breeze of Summer, None to Call Him Father, Blues for Mr. Charlie (off Broadway), Other Side of Midnight), The Hitter, And Justice for All and F.I.S.T. He confesses to being most fond of playing the part of (Big Daddy) in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Percy was born in Newport News, Virginia, but spent most of his developmental years in Baltimore. He has a Doctor of Science degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University, Master of Education in Special Education from Coppin State University, Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Certificate from Harvard in Education Administration. He has also held faculty appointments at Coppin State University, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Sojourner-Douglass College, Charleston University and Graduate School, USA.