Allison Gregory's plays have been produced nationally and internationally, and she has received commissions, grants, and development from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, South Coast Repertory, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Playwrights' Center, the Skirball-Kenis Foundation, GEVA, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Northwest Playwrights' Alliance, LATC, and Austin Scriptworks. Her work has been the recipient of the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, South Coast Repertory's Playwright's Award, Garland & Dramalogue Awards, and finalists for the O'Neill Conference, Bay Area Playwrights' Festival, American Blues Blue Ink Award. Her plays include Not Medea (National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere); Wild Horses (NNPN RWP); Motherland (Harriet Lake Playfest selection, NNPN Showcase of New Plays). She has benefitted from residencies at Hedgebrook, the New Harmony Project, and Banff Playwrights' Lab. She is currently working on commissions for Geva Theatre and Seattle Children's Theatre, and a comedy about treason based on Mrs. Benedict Arnold.
Allison's plays for young audiences include Go Dog. Go!, adapted from the P.D. Eastman book and 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. Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, adapted from Astrid Lindgren's story, premiered at Teatr Pinokio in Poland and had its U.S. premiere this year. Her adaptation of Judy Moody & Stink is a seven-theatre commission premiering at all seven theatres through 2019. Allison is an appreciative Core Writer at the Playwrights' Center. She lives in Seattle and Austin, where she is the co-founder of the Marthas, a playwright collective. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatic Publishing, and Rain City Press. allisongregoryplays.com
It’s the 70’s, there’s music and make-outs and freedom is just out of reach. Wild Horsesis a savagely-funny play about a threshold summer that forever alters one adolescent girl, as portrayed by her grown-up self. Complex and timeless, this is a coming-of-age story for all generations. The pathos and hubris of teenage years, the struggle for identity, independence, and authenticity, and the desire to find her place in a complicated world — it all come rushing at us as she takes us on the ride of her life.
Go Dog Go! Adapted by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz, composed by Michael Koerner, based on the story by P.D. Eastman named one of TYA/USA's Most-Produced Titles of 2019/20.
Allison Gregory name one of Theatre for Young Audiences' Most-Produced Playwrights of 2019/20
Allison Gregory has been selected for a seven-theatre commission, adapting the favorite children's book Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Adventure. Read about it:
Following its NNPN Rolling World Premiere at B Street Theatre, Contemporary Amercian Theater Festival, and Perseverance Theatre, Allison Gregory's acclaimed play Not Medea has been published by Playscripts, Inc. Info: https://www.playscripts.com/play/3060
Core Member Allison Gregory's play Wild Horses receives its third of four 2017 National New Play Network Rolling World Premieres at Vortex Theatre in November, followed by New Jersey Repertory Theatre's production in February.