Allyson Adams is a playwright, screenwriter, author, producer and teacher. As a third generation, Hollywood descendant, Ms. Adams made her acting debut with Elizabeth Montgomery at 1 years old.
Ms. Adams has had over 20 plays produced in Los Angeles, New York City, New Zealand, Santa Cruz and Montana. Her play PINK, starring Kelli Maroney, drew sold out audiences at the American Renegade Theater, was reviewed by the LA Times, and LA Weekly Pick of the Week.
Ms. Adams wrote, directed and acted in the Montana PBS docudrama Peace is a Woman’s Job, about first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin. Ms. Adams is the former Madam Mayor of Historical Landmark Virginia City and is the three-time recipient of the S.P.I.N. grant (and numerous others) for her youth drama, history and Native Indian programs in Montana.
In 2012, she published The Rebel & The King written by her late, actor father, the Oscar nominated actor Nick Adams, about his friendship with Elvis Presley. She launched the book at Graceland.
A gifted teacher, Ms. Adams conducts seasonal Montana Writing Retreats and History Drama Camps in Virginia City, Montana.
OGCT (Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre) premiered musical Duck Ugly by Allyson Adams at the Mother Lode Theatre in Butte, Montana, Winter 2017. Ms. Adams also choreographed. Local Playwright writes about inclusion.
Spring 2017, An Addict Speaks, premiered at UTM (Urban Theatre Movement) 2017 Urban Legends One Act Festival in Los Angeles.
For the 100 Year Anniversary of Jeannette Rankin’s election to Congress in 1916, Adams wrote new play, Save the Country, with performed readings in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana.
Ms. Adams produces and conducts workshops for Montana Writer’s Retreats. Visit the website for more info.
Ms. Adams celebrated her 20th Anniversary of holding Virginia City History Drama Camps.
The V.C. History Drama Camp rehearsing at The Torch Theatre, 2016
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
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 Allyson Adams designed the “ladies” costumes for the film.
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.
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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 Jeannette Rankin and 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.
With 40 years experience as a playwright, director and teacher, Ms. Adams has championed the healing power of Creativity. Children of the Long White Cloud is the name of her cultural work with Maori teens, and River Mountain Repertory is a youth program she founded in Virginia City Montana in 1997.
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.
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