plays for young audiences have been seen at some of the country's leading theatres, and include Go, Dog. Go!
, adapted from the P.D. Eastman book and co-written with Steven Dietz; Even Steven Goes to War
("Zoni" Best New Script Award, AATE and UPRP awards, Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices series); Peter and the Wolf
(Footlight Award, Best New Play; National Tour with Childsplay, Inc.), Brementown Musicians
and Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!.
Her plays for adults include Forcing Hyacinths
(Julie Harris Playwrighting Award, South Coast Repertory's California Playwright's Award); Fall Of Night
(Garland Award, L.A.); Cliffhouse
; Burning Bridget Cleary
(Footlight Award, Best New Play, Seattle). She has received commissions from South Coast Repertory, ACT in Seattle, The Skirball-Kenis Foundation, Seattle Children's Theatre and Childsplay, Inc. Along with her husband, playwright/director Steven Dietz, and her two children, she splits her time between Austin and Seattle.
Matthew Gray, Circle Theatre’s Artistic Director states, “This outreach is to inspire and spur young people to hone in on their skills and abilities. The response from the Girl Scouts has been overwhelmingly positive. How exciting to have someone as acclaimed as Allison to lead the first of what we hope will be many collaborations.”
About Circle Theatre
Founded in 1981 by Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry, Circle Theatre is currently producing its 37th season of live theatre in Fort Worth. Circle Theatre's mission is the advocacy of contemporary plays rarely seen in this community. Circle is committed to presenting professional, innovative theatre in an intimate setting. The Theatre is partially supported by the City of Fort Worth; the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County; the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Further support comes from the Amon G. Carter Foundation; Communities Foundation of Texas; Ann L. and Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust - Bank of America, NA; the Pangburn Foundation, JP Morgan, Trustee; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.
For further information call 817.877.3040, from 12pm – 5pm, Tuesday through Friday.
Circle Theatre is located in Sundance Square
at 230 West 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102