Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory is a playwright and theatre collaborator. Her plays have been produced all over the country and she has received commissions, grants, and development from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Skirball-Kenis Foundation, ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare, The New Harmony Project, The Empty Space, Hedgebrook...
Allison Gregory is a playwright and theatre collaborator. Her plays have been produced all over the country and she has received commissions, grants, and development from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Skirball-Kenis Foundation, ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare, The New Harmony Project, The Empty Space, Hedgebrook, Seattle’s Arts and Cultural Affairs, LATC, Seattle Dramatists, Northwest Playwright’s Alliance, Amphibian Stage Productions, ZACH Theatre, and Austin Scriptworks. Her work has been the recipient of the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, South Coast Repertory Theatre’s Playwrights Award, Garland & Dramalogue Awards, and Seattle Times Best New Play Award, as well as finalists for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, Bay Area Playwright’s Festival, and Harriet Lake PlayFest. Her play Not Medea, an O’Neill finalist, recently received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at B Street Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and Perseverance Theatre. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatic Publishing, and Rain City Press. Allison is an alumni of LATC’S Wordsmiths, a former Hedgebrook resident, and a member of The Marthas, an awesome playwright collective in Austin. Before becoming a playwright Allison was a dancer/choreographer, an actor, and a caterer. She grew up in California, and now splits her time between Austin and Seattle. For more info kindly go to http://allisongregoryplays.com/

Plays

  • Motherland
    A self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in an inner city battling collapse. In Motherland grit, guile, and guns are everyday parenting tools, and hope comes at a cost. A funny, raw, timely new play inspired by Mother Courage and Her Children.
  • Not Medea
    What if the show you came to see is not the show you need to see? A working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theatre and manipulates the show-- and the audience, inadvertently sharing her own conflicted story. Straddling the worlds of myth, magic, and today’s headlines, Not Medea is one woman's intimate tale that every parent will relate to, told in a boldly theatrical setting. Fiercely funny and...
    What if the show you came to see is not the show you need to see? A working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theatre and manipulates the show-- and the audience, inadvertently sharing her own conflicted story. Straddling the worlds of myth, magic, and today’s headlines, Not Medea is one woman's intimate tale that every parent will relate to, told in a boldly theatrical setting. Fiercely funny and unsettling, brutally raw and surprising, her arresting story is one of love, tragedy, and unexpected hope.
  • Wild Horses
    A savagely-funny play about a summer that changed an adolescent girl forever, told by her grown-up self. As her friends challenge and cajole her and her family falls apart around her, she questions the core of her own humanity. The pathos and hubris of teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find one's place in a complicated world — it all come rushing at...
    A savagely-funny play about a summer that changed an adolescent girl forever, told by her grown-up self. As her friends challenge and cajole her and her family falls apart around her, she questions the core of her own humanity. The pathos and hubris of teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find one's place in a complicated world — it all come rushing at us as she takes us on the ride of her life.

Recommended by Allison Gregory

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily
    31 Jan. 2016
    Katie Forgette writes smart, clever, theatrical plays with such apparent ease it's awe-inspiring. This Sherlock Holmes is a case in point; it feels and sounds like it came from the master's pen -- but with an originality all its own. A delightful puzzle of a play, with deliciously chewy roles for actors with chops.