Allison L. Fradkin

Allison L. Fradkin

Allison L. Fradkin is a playwright with thespian tendencies. A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a degree in Gender Studies, she plays the part of Dramatist for Special Gifts Theatre, adapting musicals for actors of all abilities; acts as Literary Coordinator for Pride Films & Plays, curating new works by female-identifying screenwriters and playwrights; and takes on the role of Literary Intern with Underscore...
Allison L. Fradkin is a playwright with thespian tendencies. A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a degree in Gender Studies, she plays the part of Dramatist for Special Gifts Theatre, adapting musicals for actors of all abilities; acts as Literary Coordinator for Pride Films & Plays, curating new works by female-identifying screenwriters and playwrights; and takes on the role of Literary Intern with Underscore Theatre, providing project development assistance to librettists and composers. Scriptly speaking, Allison's plays have been featured in festivals nationwide, most recently in Queer Theatre Kalamazoo's Queer Shorts (June 2018) and Broken Nose Theatre's Bechdel Fest 6 (July 2018). Although she has a soft spot for short plays, Allison is currently developing her first full-length work: a lesbian-feminist tribute to The Golden Girls entitled Say Cheesecake! The Musical about Girls of a Golden Age.

Plays

  • Holy Inappropriate
    Here's the story of a lovely lady who is bringing up three very lovely girls…in the Christian Patriarchy Movement. All of them have been controlled, like their mother, by their heavenly father. Mother's little helpers know very well that their mission in life is submission, and that womanhood is synonymous with motherhood. Now that all three are officially members of the premarital sex, it's time...
    Here's the story of a lovely lady who is bringing up three very lovely girls…in the Christian Patriarchy Movement. All of them have been controlled, like their mother, by their heavenly father. Mother's little helpers know very well that their mission in life is submission, and that womanhood is synonymous with motherhood. Now that all three are officially members of the premarital sex, it's time for Mom to teach them about the birds and the believers. But what happens when she discovers that the disciples at her disposal aren't disposable? And, even more revolutionary, that neither is she? Praise the Lord and pass the ambition!
  • 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
    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? (Note: Originally titled "Lesbian Lipstick.")
  • 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?