Alice Jerome (Brownlee)
Alice is a songwriter, singer, actress,
clown, gardener, and sign interpreter. She has helped
co-create eight environmental plays for the Portable Theatre
group, which has toured in Canada and the U.S.A. She helped
create "Raiders of the Lost Breath" and celebrated the
one hundredth birthday of Parks Canada with "Forevergreen".
Also created was the "Message in a Bottle" play, for the
Ministry of Environment", Ontario. She has written the
Green Anthem "If You Love This Planet" and "Fish Out of
Water" amongst many other songs. Alice has also toured in the United States with Jean Houston as the players of the dromenon in a production of the "Life Force".
Her clown development has been enriched
during her four years with Richard Pochinko learning the
ins and outs of North American Indian and European style
clowning. This has enabled her to elicit the innocence perspective to apply what he called "new eyes".
Her environment interest has developed through
work with the "Don Valley Cleanup", Friends of the Rouge,
Great Lakes United, The Green Party, Pollution Probe,
Greenpeace and the Ministry of Environment.
Alice's love of the land has led her to
work and study the cycles of nature. In seven years of
professional gardening with the Theta Environments Tree
Crew, Fahey Landscaping, Metro Parks and Green Goddess
gardening, she has developed, great respect for and knowledge
of trees and flowers.
In collaboration with Della Burford on "Journey
to Dodo Land", she utilized sign language in the Deaf
and Hearing Schools throughout Ontario. Alice co-wrote
"Inside Me", a song used in the Dodo Land performance
in New York.
Alice taught Eco drama in the summer program for three years at Ossington Old Orchard School, taught clown through mask making at Arcadia Artists Coop and various other location and plus a summer camp on Toronto Island.
Recently Alice is a new author and has created a book called "Trees Please!" which is composed of poem/songs by Alice and fabulous illustrations by Gary Wein.
(Alice is also a Dodoland Angel)