Allison L. Fradkin

Allison L. Fradkin

Allison L. Fradkin is a Chicago-based playwright with thespian tendencies. A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a degree in Gender Studies, she acts as Literary Coordinator for Pride Films & Plays, curating scripts by female-identified screenwriters and playwrights; plays the part of Literary Intern for Underscore Theatre Company, facilitating the development of new musicals; and takes on the role of Dramatist...
Allison L. Fradkin is a Chicago-based playwright with thespian tendencies. A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a degree in Gender Studies, she acts as Literary Coordinator for Pride Films & Plays, curating scripts by female-identified screenwriters and playwrights; plays the part of Literary Intern for Underscore Theatre Company, facilitating the development of new musicals; and takes on the role of Dramatist for Special Gifts Theatre, adapting scripts for actors of all abilities.

Plays

  • Say Cheesecake! The Musical about Girls of a Golden Age
    Parodies can be a drag. But Say Cheesecake! The Musical about Girls of a Golden Age cares to be different. In fact, no matter how you slice it, Say Cheesecake! is a feminist musical tribute to The Golden Girls that strives to elevate the parody genre, celebrate its source material, and resonate with audiences. A golden opportunity for four senior actresses of any ethnicity, Say Cheesecake! reclaims these ladies...
    Parodies can be a drag. But Say Cheesecake! The Musical about Girls of a Golden Age cares to be different. In fact, no matter how you slice it, Say Cheesecake! is a feminist musical tribute to The Golden Girls that strives to elevate the parody genre, celebrate its source material, and resonate with audiences. A golden opportunity for four senior actresses of any ethnicity, Say Cheesecake! reclaims these ladies of the eighties and invites fans to see their beloved sorority of seniority personified with respect, sincerity, and authenticity.
  • Girl, You Know Its True Colors
    4-character adaptation of "Lesbian Lipstick." The Very Gay Cosmetics company not only takes pride in their products; they put pride in them. But ever since Pearl Gaily, a supposedly Sapphic customer, began wearing Very Gay make-up, she's been...well, keeping a straight face. Can Pearl's pals solve the mystery of the disappearing dykedom? And, if it turns out that the only part of her that...
    4-character adaptation of "Lesbian Lipstick." The Very Gay Cosmetics company not only takes pride in their products; they put pride in them. But ever since Pearl Gaily, a supposedly Sapphic customer, began wearing Very Gay make-up, she's been...well, keeping a straight face. Can Pearl's pals solve the mystery of the disappearing dykedom? And, if it turns out that the only part of her that's lesbian is the b-i in the middle, will they still stay "bi" her side?
  • Lesbian Lipstick
    The Very Gay Cosmetics company not only takes pride in their products; they put pride in them. But ever since Pearl Gaily, a supposedly Sapphic customer, began wearing Very Gay make-up, she's been...well, keeping a straight face. Can Pearl's pals solve the mystery of the disappearing dykedom? And, if it turns out that the only part of her that's lesbian is the b-i in the middle, will they still...
    The Very Gay Cosmetics company not only takes pride in their products; they put pride in them. But ever since Pearl Gaily, a supposedly Sapphic customer, began wearing Very Gay make-up, she's been...well, keeping a straight face. Can Pearl's pals solve the mystery of the disappearing dykedom? And, if it turns out that the only part of her that's lesbian is the b-i in the middle, will they still stay "bi" her side? 
  • I Love Lezzie
    Come one, come all to the coming out ball! Esther and Chester have been hoping and praying for sixteen years that heterosexuality is not hereditary. So when, at long last, their daughter Missy lays her lesbianism on them, it is cause for immediate celebration. But Missy's feeling a bit queer about this whole Sapphic shindig. Will the guests have a gay old time? Or will Missy skip out on her coming out?