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Allison Gregory

ALLISON GREGORY

  (1959 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Allison Gregory's plays have been produced and developed all over the country. She has received commissions, grants, and development from South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Skirball-Kenis Foundation, ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Empty Space, Seattle's Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle Dramatists, Northwest Playwright's Alliance, ZACH Theatre, and Hedgebrook Playwright's Foundation. She has been the recipient of the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, South Coast Repertory Theatre's California Playwrights Award, Garland & Dramalogue Awards (Los Angeles), and Seattle Times Award, Best New Play, among others. Her play uncertain terms will receive its premiere in 2015 at Arts Garage in FL, directed by Lou Tyrrell. Her new play Not Medea will be developed spring 2015 at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth. She is currently at work on another adaptation from Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series, which will premiere at Childsplay in 2016, and Wild Horses, a one-woman stampede. Plays for young audiences 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 Award, Best New Play; Natl. tour), and Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!, based on the beloved book series by Barbara Park.

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below is a list of Allison Gregory's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        (ICU)         Bremen Town Musicians, The         Burning Bridget Cleary         Cliffhouse         Fall Off Night         Forcing Hyacinths         Go, Dog Go!         Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!         Night Garden, The         Peter And the Wolf         uncertain terms



(ICU)

Synopsis:
On the night she is about to leave her marriage of many years, Elena's plans are thwarted by technology or fate or God (if her mother had anything to do with it). Now Sam is in a coma and suddenly Elena has an awful decision to make. The two bickering relatives who've come to comfort her aren't making it any easier. (ICU) ponders free-will, fate, love, and how time binds us to each other, for better and for worse.

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1st Produced:
Salvage Vanguard, Austin TX    22 Jan 2013

Organisations:
Fronterafest

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comic drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bremen Town Musicians, The

Synopsis:
Billy the goat, Slim the pig, and cat Nell overhear Farmer and his Wife decide that their donkey, Donny, is past his usefulness. His time is up. It's up to them to warn Donny of his fate. Poor Donny, he's such a dreamer. In fact, he has a dream of becoming a famous musician one day. and so it's decided: he'll escape the farm and follow that dream right to Brementown, the music mecca. along the way he encounters Minnie, once a prize show dog, now no longer the pick of the litter, and the pair sets off. Before long before Nell catches up with them. Recognizing the writing on the wall back at the farm, she decides to take her chances on Donny's big idea, too. Of course, just because it was Donny's idea doesn't mean the others don't have their opinions, as well. and soon Rusty the operatic rooster talks his way into the band. as the animal friends bicker and sing their way to Brementown, foul things are afoot. the newly self-appointed Mayor of the town, Fritz, and her brother, Karl the Crusher, have decided to banish music from Brementown forever. Once they've arrived, it becomes very clear to our friends that something is not quite right. Where are all the people? Where is all the music? Why is that songbird tied up with its beak glued shut?! the friends realize that only they can thwart Karl and Fritz, save music, and with their individual talents pooled together,bring sweet song back to Brementown.

Notes:
Original music And songs by Hummie Mann; based on the Brothers Grimm story

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Plays For Young audiences   -

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Genre:
Musical for Children

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  Live band, if possible

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Burning Bridget Cleary

Synopsis:
Conceived as a language piece (the Irish dialect is surely the next best thing to music), this story is driven by a powerful narrative: events that took place in 1895 Ireland, when the fatally burned body of a young woman was discovered in a shallow grave near her cottage-and the jealousies, myths, and mysteries surrounding her death. the play occupies three distinct worlds: the confines of the laborer's cottage where Bridget Cleary has taken ill; the brutal stage of the courtroom, where close-knit family and friends are encouraged to betray one-another; and the mysterious "land of the Banshee", where the spirits dwell and beckon. their lyrical speech belies the lucklessness, the harsh geography, the isolation and frustration, and the anger of a people who have, historically, been up against it. Religion, paganism, politics, and love are all suspect in this story that imagines what took place in a small village-and the international repercussions that resulted.

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1st Produced:
Chac, Seattle, Wa    Mar 2006

Organisations:
Ladykiller Productions

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  all but two actors play multiple parts.

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Cliffhouse

Synopsis:
Lana is taking time off of work to rest, rejuvenate-and possibly die. West is intent on scaling the face of el Capitan, while Glory just wants to find her father, and perhaps a missing ear ring. What better place to do all of it than the serene and mysterious Cliffhouse, who's proprietor, Cliff, seems to be everywhere-- and everyone, at once. What will become of them? ask Cliff.

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1st Produced:
Macon State Theatre    2000

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Genre:
Dark comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Fall Off Night

Synopsis:
On the longest night of the year, a young woman witnesses an act of violence-or does she? Her failure to investigate leads her astray, and into corners of the city she has formerly only observed from the safety of her car. an elderly blind woman whose dog she runs over, a homicidal Neighborhood Watch captain, a woman giving birth to puppies in the street. a very dark comedy.

Notes:
Commissioned by South Coast Repertory

1st Produced:
Open Fist, Los Angeles    1999

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Genre:
Dark Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  actors play multiple parts; background ensemble optional

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Forcing Hyacinths

Synopsis:
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Go, Dog Go!

Synopsis:
Based on the time-honored and well-loved children's book by P.D. eastman, this lively theatrical romp combines music, song, movement, and the book's simple and enduring imagery to delight audiences young and old.

Notes:
Lyrics by Allison Gregory And Steven Dietz (except for "Do You Like My Hat", by Michael Koerner). Original music by Michael Koerner

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Organisations:
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Plays for Young audiences. 2011   -

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Genre:
Musical for Children

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  ensemble

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Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Synopsis:
It's the holiday season, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate. Only how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? Maybe, just maybe, a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves. Based on the popular book series by Barbara Park.

Notes:
Based on the book "Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! P.S. So Does May" by Barbara Park

1st Produced:
Childsplay, Inc., Arizona    2009

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Playscripts Inc   -

Music:
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Genre:
Children's theatre

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  Possible extra students

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Night Garden, The

Synopsis:
Loosely based on Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, 1870. This story predated Bram Stoker's Dracula by twenty years. a restless young woman and her protective Father live in a castle in the isolated mountains of Styria. When a chilling carriage accident occurs on their property, they become the unwitting caretakers-much to Laura's delight, of a beautiful, mysterious young woman, who is sworn to keep her identity a secret. the powerful bond these two lonely souls form is threatened when a deadly plague begins claiming the lives of young women in their community. a tale of loyalty and betrayal, desire and deception.

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1st Produced:
Currently In Development/ Various Theatres    -

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Music:
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Genre:
Mystery/Thriller

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  1 role is a child walk-on

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Peter And the Wolf

Synopsis:
Based on the fable by Prokofiev, the familiar musical story is expanded into a lively theatrical version, with bold movement and original songs. We meet the clever Peter and his friends, the starving Cat and the bickering Duck and easily frightened Bird. Together they scheme to capture Wolf and make the forest a safer place. But Wolf is a wily trickster and will stop at nothing to capture his prey! Mad chases, mysterious appearances, high comedy and suspense, and an inventive score based on the original music make this story fresh and surprising.

Notes:
Music by Hummie Mann. Lyrics by Allison Gregory And Hummie Mann And Patricia Cotter. Adapted from the story by Sergei Prokofiev

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Plays For Young audiences   -

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Genre:
Musical for Children

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  Some roles double

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uncertain terms

Synopsis:
When Dani decides to sell the family home in 2009, she is in for more than she bargained for- and not just because the bottom has dropped out of the housing market and the country is headlong into a recession. Her ex-husband is insisting that Dani's deceased mother said he could live in the house forever. Dani is getting no help from her unemployed brother, the realtor has lost her bearings, and a surprise visitor may or may not be telling the truth about who she is and what she wants. Unloading the past is complicated, and now Dani has an entirely different kind of housing crisis on her hands.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Arts Garage, FL    06 Mar 2015

Organisations:
Arts Garage

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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