Allyson Dwyer

Allyson Dwyer

I'm an NJ/NYC playwright who is interested in technology, navigating the world as a woman, and how being a woman and technology intersect. Sometimes I write about these things together, sometimes separate.

I'm deeply interested in emotions and how theater makes us feel in the moment - how we replicate or demand emotions from an audience.

I received my BFA from Eugene Lang...
I'm an NJ/NYC playwright who is interested in technology, navigating the world as a woman, and how being a woman and technology intersect. Sometimes I write about these things together, sometimes separate.

I'm deeply interested in emotions and how theater makes us feel in the moment - how we replicate or demand emotions from an audience.

I received my BFA from Eugene Lang, The New School for Liberal Arts, in 2012, with a concentration in Writing, and my Playwriting MFA at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, in 2018.

Plays

  • Nothing Remained But Voice And Bones
    As early as second grade, Mel became aware she was chubby, and that this wasn't good, and that beauty standards exist to define her. She is then visited by Narcissus, who tells her she is cursed to always search for perfection, but to never find it. It may take a life time, but only Mel can find a way to break out of a cycle of self-hatred that keeps her from realizing what is truly beautiful about herself.
  • The Hub
    It is 1999 and The Hub is a chat room where a group of young losers and outcasts can do or be anything, and together form a virtual bond more compelling than their own real lives. The play focuses on the parallel stories of the chat’s creator, Quest, a mysterious man who seems to never want to grow up and newcomer Ami-chan, a twelve year old anime fanatic who lies about her age and begins a relationship with TJ...
    It is 1999 and The Hub is a chat room where a group of young losers and outcasts can do or be anything, and together form a virtual bond more compelling than their own real lives. The play focuses on the parallel stories of the chat’s creator, Quest, a mysterious man who seems to never want to grow up and newcomer Ami-chan, a twelve year old anime fanatic who lies about her age and begins a relationship with TJ, a sixteen year old gamer. The Hub is a documentation of a small sliver of internet culture that no longer exists, and disappeared with the development of social media and the iPhone.

Recommended by Allyson Dwyer

  • Indiana
    12 Apr. 2018
    A great play that takes a lot of age-old arguments (but still deeply relevant to our times) and gives them twists backed up with wonderful characters who all speak from the heart. I especially felt for the younger characters, all written with very distinct and nuanced voices. I highly recommend this play!