Allison L. Fradkin

Allison L. Fradkin

Scriptly speaking, I am a Chicago-based playwright with thespian tendencies. I act as Literary Coordinator for Pride Films & Plays, curating stories for stage and screen written by women-identified writers, and take on the role of Dramatist for Special Gifts Theatre, adapting musicals for actors and actresses of all abilities. In addition, I routinely provide marketing assistance for local theatres and...
Scriptly speaking, I am a Chicago-based playwright with thespian tendencies. I act as Literary Coordinator for Pride Films & Plays, curating stories for stage and screen written by women-identified writers, and take on the role of Dramatist for Special Gifts Theatre, adapting musicals for actors and actresses of all abilities. In addition, I routinely provide marketing assistance for local theatres and serve on the play selection panels of national theatres. My plays have been featured in festivals with Little Black Dress INK, Dandelion Theatre, Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company, StageQ, Theatre Out (Audience Award: Best of the Fest), Ringwald Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, The Kennedy Center, 20% Theatre Chicago, and The Women's Theatre Project (Audience Award: Best of the Fest). To make a play for one of mine, cast me a line at: allisonfradkin [at] aol [dot] com.

Plays

  • Say Cheesecake! The Musical about Girls of a Golden Age (Golden Girls Parody)
    Sophia Petrillo just had a stroke...of genius! MTV is hosting a video contest, inviting viewers to create a PSA in support of safe sex. Well, who better to dispense age-old wisdom on the subject than four sensible, sensual seniors? Unexpectedly, their entry is both a hoot and a hit, propelling the Girls to stardom faster than you can shoot a herring out of a cannon. At first, they think being famous will be a...
    Sophia Petrillo just had a stroke...of genius! MTV is hosting a video contest, inviting viewers to create a PSA in support of safe sex. Well, who better to dispense age-old wisdom on the subject than four sensible, sensual seniors? Unexpectedly, their entry is both a hoot and a hit, propelling the Girls to stardom faster than you can shoot a herring out of a cannon. At first, they think being famous will be a piece of cheesecake. But as they journey to the center of attention, they find themselves becoming oddities, commodities, and--worst of all--at odds with each other. Will this joust between friends meet its demise like a man in a bed of Rose's? Surely they'll rekindle those magic senior moments. Won't they? Featuring parodies of golden oldies and girl group greats, Say Cheesecake! is a feminist musical tribute to the admirably ageless sitcom known and loved as The Golden Girls. No matter how you slice it, fans of the silver-tongued sorority of seniority will delight in seeing age-appropriate actresses personify the characters with respect, sincerity, and authenticity.
  • Lesbian Lipstick
    The Very Gay Cosmetics company not only takes pride in their products; they put pride in them. But what happens if their products become contaminated? Chick Van Dyke, a Very Gay beauty consultant, is about to find out. When a customer crashes her product demonstration party, Chick is distraught to discover that ever since the woman began wearing Very Gay's cosmetics, she's been...well, keeping a...
    The Very Gay Cosmetics company not only takes pride in their products; they put pride in them. But what happens if their products become contaminated? Chick Van Dyke, a Very Gay beauty consultant, is about to find out. When a customer crashes her product demonstration party, Chick is distraught to discover that ever since the woman began wearing Very Gay's cosmetics, she's been...well, keeping a straight face. Can Chick and company solve the mystery of the disappearing dykedom?
  • 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?