Playwright Bio

Allyson Adams has had over 20 plays produced in Los Angeles, New York City, Santa Cruz, New Zealand and Montana. Her plays include An Addict Speaks (Urban Legend Play Festival, L.A.), Duck Ugly (Mother Lode Theatre)Pink (L.A. Weekly Pick of the Week, American Renegade Theatre), Bittersweet Tale of a Hollywood Failure (Co-written with Bara Byrnes, People’s Choice Award, Malibu Film Festival), Children of the Long White Cloud(New Zealand), The People vs. Hairy Wolf (Ennis, MT), Be a Force for Change (Montana tour 2000).

Plays and performances by Allyson Adams include The Window and the Mirror (Folk City, NYC) Amaterasu (Los Angeles Fringe Festival), God is a Woman (American Renegade Theatre), Gold Rush Medicine Show(Virginia City), Miss Rankin’s Moment of Peace (Virginia City Opera House), Moment of Peace (Alberta Blair Theatre, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Virginia City Opera House – Montana tour 1999-2007), Where is Home? (Tales by the Sea, Malibu), Save the Country (Crystal Theatre, Missoula, MT).

Ms. Adams wrote, directed, produced and acted in Montana PBS docu-drama Peace is a Woman’s Job (2004) and is the recipient of grants from S.P.I.N. (Special People in Need), Montana Committee for the Humanities and Montana Arts Council for her youth drama and teaching residencies. In 2012, Ms. Adams posthumously published her father’s manuscript The Rebel and the King by Nick Adams, about his friendship with Elvis Presley and launched it at Graceland. Ms. Adams is former Madam Mayor of Historical Landmark Virginia City and conducts Montana Writer’s Retreats throughout Montana.



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