About Allyson Adams

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Allyson Adams is a playwright, director, actress and teacher.

Ms. Adams is currently producing and conducting workshops for her Montana Writer’s Retreats. Upcoming is the 2nd Annual Virginia City Winter Writer’s Retreat, Feb. 10-12, 2017. The first retreat was a powerful, creative experience for everyone. The second MWR workshop was an 8 week series “Family Memoir and Historical Biography” with local writers and they had their stories published in The Madisonian in a column called “Writing the Wind” by The Tobacco Root Writers. The Summer Writer’s Retreat up at the incredibly beautiful Diamond J Ranch in Ennis, Montana, August 18-21 was a  profound and restorative 3 Day Workshop.  Many of the students are working on books now! Visit the website for more info.

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This summer, Allyson conducted her 6th Virginia City History Drama Camp at the Elling House Arts and Humanities Center. The kids had a blast.

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Ms. Adams published her father’s manuscript about his friendship with Elvis Presley written in 1956. Nick Adams was Elvis Presley’s best friend when he came to Hollywood. Read all about it in The Rebel & The King by Nick Adams. Available  The Rebel & The King sold on Amazon

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Backstage at Tupelo Homecoming Concert, Sept. 26, 1956

 

Moment of Peace, about suffragist and first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin, toured Montana for a decade. The docudrama Peace is a Woman’s Job, written, acted, produced and directed by Allyson Adams, aired on Montana PBS. Jeannette Rankin website

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Watch the trailer 

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Adams has lectured on the Personal Narrative at USC Film School and served on the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speakers Bureau for her work on First Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin and poet Emily Dickinson. Ms. Adams won The People’s Choice Award at Malibu Film Festival for co-writing and directing documentary A Bittersweet Tale, about recovering heroin addict, Bara Byrnes. She is also an award winning costume designer for the movie Four Winds at L.A. Movie Awards.

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With 30 years’ experience as a playwright, director and teaching young people across the globe, Ms. Adams has championed the healing power of Creativity. Children of the Long White Cloud is the name of her cultural work with the Maori teens of New Zealand, and River Mountain Repertory is a youth program she founded in Virginia City, Montana in 1997. She is the three-time recipient of the S.P.I.N. (Special people in need) grant for her youth drama, history and Native Indian programs in southwestern Montana.

 

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Ms. Adams is former Madam Mayor of National Historic Landmark, Virginia City, Montana, where she brought 400 goats to eat the noxious weeds instead of using toxic chemicals. Billings Gazette article. filmmakers_allyson

 

 

For more information on Allyson Adams, please visit

www.montanawritersretreat.com

www.peaceisawomansjob.com

www.therebelandtheking.com

 

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Native American western Four Winds directed by Nick Brokaw premiered at Cannes and won Best Costume Design at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, along with other numerous awards. Four Winds IMDB

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The lovely soiled doves at Paramount Ranch.

Nick Brokaw, A. Martinez, Allyson Adams, Seri De Young at Four Winds screening.

Nick Brokaw, A. Martinez, Allyson Adams, Seri De Young at Four Winds screening.

 

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19 thoughts on “About Allyson Adams

  1. Hi! I’m doing a project on Jeannette Rankin, and I was wondering if you would be available for an interview, either by phone or email. Please let me know if you would be willing to do this.

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  2. Hi Allyson, when I met you last winter at Carol’s in Malibu and bought a copy of The Rebel & the King you were mentioning that there were some posts about your dad’s relationship to James Dean on your website. Could you tell me where to find them? Thanks so much!

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  3. Hi Allyson: I have included you in a poetry challenge. If you are not into this sort of thing, please feel free not to participate. It is supposed to be fun. The challenge is to post a poem about what LOVE IS…. to you. The criteria are: the poem is 10 lines long, each line begins with the word love and is only 4 words long. When you have completed the poem post it and list 15 other bloggers you think would enjoy the challenge. You can read more about this challenge at https://lightwalker1.wordpress.com/. In love and light Cheryle

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    • Hi Tom, I remember coming to Iowa with my Dad and going to school there while he was shooting. My brother, Jeb, and I also were in the movie and ran up to the fence during the race crash. Everyone was so nice and my Dad played a funny character. The poster is hysterical. Thanks so much for writing.
      Best, Allyson

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