Alan Malone comes to us all the way from Dublin, Ireland. Currently he bases himself in Chicago, Illinois. He has been touring with Poetry Alive for 4 years.
Alan received formal training and education from Trinity College Dublin, Actor’s Center (Chicago), Victory Gardens (Chicago), The Actors’ Gymnasium (Chicago), and the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Company.
He was first touched by poetry when he was 12 years old and his grandmother gave him a framed parchment of “If” by Rudyard Kipling. Alan used the poem as part of his valedictorian speech from High School and still keeps the poem with him.
Alan loves seeing students who may not normally involve themselves in an extroverted way put themselves in front of their class or school assembly because they feel a connection to what Poetry Alive! brings to every school. He loves touring the contry and performing each day for students.
Alan sports 6 toes on his left foot (not really) and loves a round of golf!
Alan feels a connection to the poem “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats, as it describes perfectly to him what it is to be an artist; the fear of not being able to express oneself before your time is done - a feeling that everyone knows at some point in their lifetime.
"Its a single game... you throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball." - Bull Durham