Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based writer, actor, and library goblin. Her plays include Redwood (WORLD PREMIERE: Portland Center Stage, 2019, Jungle Theater 2019; DEVELOPMENT: Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Lark Play Development Center; Kilroys List 2017, The Mix 2018), The Late Greats (DEVELOPMENT: Lark Play Development Center), and Happy Happy Joy Joy (DEVELOPMENT: The Public Theatre) among others. She is currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons, and Manhattan Theatre Club/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Brittany’s a current member of the emerging writers group at the Public Theatre and the Obie Award winning EST/Youngblood, and was a 2017 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow at the Lark
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 Diane Paulus and Emily Mann’s off-Broadway production of Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth), New Saloon’s Minor Character (Invisible Dog; New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Ensemble) and The Place We Built (The Flea). Brittany’s participated in recent readings and workshops of new plays with Atlantic Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Powerhouse/New York Stage and Film, and the Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation.
Her art life has received 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 McSweeney’s, The Kenyon Review, Longreads, Catapult, and The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize nominee), among other places. She received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
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