Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based playwright, prosewright, actor and library goblin. Her plays include Redwood, More Than You Can Chew, and The Late Greats, among others. 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). Her work has been developed and read at Manhattan Theatre Club, Kansas City Repertory Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, Ars Nova and the New Ohio. Other recent acting credits include 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). Other recent readings and workshops include projects with New Georges, 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 Longreads, Catapult, Green Mountains Review, and The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize nominee). She received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Plays & TV/Film:
Emma Feiwel, UTA
Abby Glusker, UTA
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!