Brittany K. Allen
2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellow
Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based writer and performer. Her original plays include Redwood (Finalist: Van Lier New Voices Fellowship, Semifinalist: Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Staged Reading: Ensemble Studio Theatre), Civil Hands, and The Late Greats. Her short works and co-devised pieces have been developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Tank, Ars Nova, The Connelly, New Ohio Theatre, and CAP-21 Studios. She is an affiliated artist with PowerOut Theatre, a friend to the Carroll Simmons performance collective, a former member of The Bats (The Flea Theatre’s resident acting company), and a member of the Obie-award winning young playwrights collective, EST/Youngblood.
Brittany’s fiction and essays have been published in/on Catapult, The Toast, The Nervous Breakdown, BUST, Mercer Street and The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize Nominee), among other places. She recently attended the Sewanee Writers Conference on the George and Anne Borchardt scholarship for excellence in fiction writing, and received her BFA from NYU-Tisch in 2011, where she studied fiction with Fiona Maazel and Zadie Smith.
Acting-wise, recent credits include Sarah Gancher’s The Place We Built (The Flea, dir. Danya Taymor), New Saloon’s Minor Character (Invisible Dog) and a newtransladaptation of Moliere’s Tartuffe by Amanda Keating (Two-Headed Rep, dir. Molly Clifford). Brittany also studies in the advanced improv and sketch comedy writing programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade, which is to say she is drawn to work that is funny -- if, gutting, too. This gal writes for everyone, but especially women of color (in peril, and empowered). When not theatre-making, she can be found racking up fines and making frenemies at the New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch. BFA, NYU-Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theatre School). @Britt_Kathryn
last edited 2/7/2017