Brittany K. Allen is a Brooklyn-based playwright, prosewright, actor, and library goblin. Her plays include Redwood (World Premiere: Portland Center Stage, Fall 2019; The Mix 2018, Kilroys List 2017, nominated for the Stavis Award), More Than You Can Chew, and The Late Greats, among others. Her work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theater, The Public Theatre, and the Lark Play Development Center. She is currently under commission from Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloun Foundation.
Recent acting credits include Gloria: A Life (Off Broadway, Daryl Roth Theatre), 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). In collaboration with Adin Lenahan and Gemma Kaneko (a.k.a. Bess and George), Brittany co-devised and starred in True Right (Ars Nova's ANTFest, New Ohio's Ice Factory). Other recent readings and workshops include projects with New Georges, Atlantic Theater Company, Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Stage and Film, Clubbed Thumb, and the Dennis and 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 in or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, McSweeney's, Longreads, Catapult, and The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize nominee). She received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Emma Feiwel, WME
TV & Film:
Britton Rizzio & Courtney Conwell, Writ-Large Management
Literary Fiction & Prose:
Valerie Borchardt, The Borchardt Agency
Redwood receives a 29-hour workshop as part of the Ted Snowdon New Works series at Manhattan Theatre Club!
Accepted into the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater
Redwood receives a 29-hour workshop as part of New Works reading series at Kansas City Repertory Theater!