Writer, Actor, Gal About Town


Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based writer and performer.


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Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based playwright, prosewright, performer and library goblin. Her plays include Redwood (DEVELOPMENT: Ted Snowdon Reading Series @ Manhattan Theatre Club, New Works Reading Series @ Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Studio Retreat @ the Lark; Kilroys List 2017, The Mix 2018), More Than You Can Chew (DEVELOPMENT: Bloodworks Reading @ Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood), The Late Greats (DEVELOPMENT: Roundtable Reading @ The Lark), and Happy Happy Joy Joy (DEVELOPMENT: EWG, The Public Theatre) among others. She is the recent recipient of a commission from Manhattan Theatre Club and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In collaboration with Adin Lenahan and Gemma Kaneko (a.k.a. Bess and George Theatre Co.) Brittany co-devised and starred in True Right (Ars Nova's ANTFest, New Ohio's Ice Factory). Other recent acting credits include Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth), Asking for Trouble (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Minor Character (Invisible Dog; New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Ensemble) and The Place We Built (The Flea). Brittany’s also participated in recent readings and workshops of new plays with Atlantic Theater Company, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Powerhouse/New York Stage and Film, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation.

Brittany is a current member of both Youngblood, the Obie-award-winning young playwrights collective at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Emerging Writers Group at the Public Theatre. She was a 2017 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow at the Lark, and her art life has received recent support from SPACE on Ryder Farm (Artist Residency, 2017) and the Sewanee Writers Conference, where she is a recurring staff-member. Her prose appears or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Longreads, Catapult, Green Mountains Review, and The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize nominee). She received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.





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