As an Educator
Allison designs compelling workshops for high school and college students that nurture and inspire. Drawing from years of craft, she uses physical theatre, improvisation, self-reflection and many modes of writing, to help students access core themes in a play.
As a teaching artist for Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club, her work has been noted for its innovation, inspiration and requisite deep thinking. Whether they’re newcomers or advanced acting students my goal, simply put, is to have them take the play personally. On the deepest level possible, I want them to care.
"Working with Allison freshmen year changed my life. I fell in love with theatre and saw the world differently. She taught me to trust myself.”
-Beth Behrs, star of the CBS series Two Broke Girls
“My students will be digesting her lessons for years to come. Allison struck a deep chord. They’re still talking about last year’s visit.”
-M. Kleba, teacher, North Shore High School
“I was amazed by the transformation in my daughter. She’s always been shy but Allison’s class seemed to honor her nature. Her confidence grew.”
-M. Teitich, parent, Murray Avenue Elementary
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Spring comes (no-
asks his name)
of things -e.e. cummings
Allison conceived, wrote and produced the highly acclaimed production, “in spring…” inspired by the poetry of e.e. cummings. This mixed media, original piece was a tribute to re-invention. New artists worked beside renown veterans. Oscar nominated composer Nico Muhly, producer Ted Cruz, NY Times photographer Matt Murphy, dancers from the Martha Graham Company, American Ballet Theatre, and several Broadway veterans collaborated to unearth the many stages of re-invention. “in spring” was a ground-swell production; a beck and call to one community’s crisis of faith. Local artists were nurtured; performances sold out.