Allyson Adams is a playwright, screenwriter, author, producer and teacher. As a third generation, Hollywood kid, Ms. Adams made her acting debut with Elizabeth Montgomery at 13 months old. Ms. Adams has had over 20 plays produced in Los Angeles, New York City, Santa Cruz and Montana. In 2012, she published The Rebel & The King, written by her late father, Nick Adams, about his friendship with Elvis Presley. Ms. Adams wrote, directed and acted in Montana PBS docudrama Peace is a Woman’s Job, about first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin. Ms. Adams is former Madam Mayor of Historical Landmark Virginia City and 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. 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 conducted her 6th Virginia City History Drama Camp at the Elling House Arts and Humanities Center and The Torch Theatre. The kids had a blast.
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
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 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.
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.
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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