Allison Gregory

Plays written by Allison Gregory

Allison Gregory’s 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 Festival, LATC, The New Harmony Project, Northwest Playwright’s Alliance, Amphibian Stage Productions, Theatre Lab@FAU, and Austin Scriptworks. Her work has been the recipient of the Julie Harris Playwriting Award & South Coast Repertory’s Playwright’s Award (Forcing Hyacinths); Garland & Dramalogue Awards (Fall Off Night, Breathing Room); Seattle Times Best New Play Award (Burning Bridget Cleary). Her play Not Medea (an O’Neill & BAPF finalist) received National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premieres at B Street Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival (CATF), and Perseverance Theatre. Motherland (2016 O’Neill finalist, American Blues Blue Ink Award selection, Harriet Lake Playfest selection) was selected for NNPN’s Showcase of New Plays. Her one-woman stampede Wild Horses is currently receiving an NNPN Rolling World Premiere with four productions across the country.

Allison also writes for young audiences; plays include Go Dog. Go!, adapted from the P.D. Eastman book, co-written with Steven Dietz; Even Steven Goes to War (“Zoni” Best New Script Award; AATE and UPRP awards; Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices selection); Peter and the Wolf (Seattle Times Best New Play Award; National tour), Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, and Junie B. is Not A Crook (over 200 professional productions), adapted from the beloved book series by Barbara Park. She’s thrilled her play Ronia: the Robber’s Daughter, adapted from Astrid Lindgren’s story, premiered at Teatr Pinokio in Poland this year. Her adaptation of Judy Moody, a seven-theatre commission, will premiere at Oregon Children’s Theatre this fall before moving on to productions by all seven theatres. Allison is a Core Member of the Playwright’s Center, an alumni of LATC’S Wordsmiths, and a former Hedgebrook Women Playwright’s resident. She splits her time between Seattle and Austin, where she is the co-founder of the Marthas, a gorgeous playwright collective. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatic Publishing, and Rain City Press.