Allyson Currin: 2024 Dramathon Playwright - The Theatre Lab

Allyson Currin: 2024 Dramathon Playwright

Allyson Currin is the author of over forty plays including new musical THE SILVER
which received its world premiere at Tony Award-winning Signature
Theatre (composer Matt Conner and lyricist Stephen Gregory Smith) and just
enjoyed a holiday run at Virginia Repertory Theatre. Her comedy SOONER/LATER
had its world premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse (for which she has written
commissioned plays for young audiences, as well) followed by an acclaimed run at
Mosaic Theater of DC. Other plays of hers have premiered or been produced at The
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Imagination Stage, Washington
Shakespeare Company, Pinky Swear Productions, Source Theatre Company,
Doorway Arts Ensemble, American Century Theatre, The National Museum for
Women in the Arts, Charter Theatre and Strathmore Arts Center, among others. Her
new play REJOICING IN BROKEN PIECES, which was commissioned by The Catholic
University of America for the International Medievalists Conference, premiered in
February, 2023.

Currin is a Founding Member of The Welders, a DC-based playwrights’
collective, which received the Helen Hayes’ John Aniello Award for Outstanding
Emerging Theatre Company in 2016, and she has twice been nominated for the
Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. She was an O’Neill Center semi-
finalist in 2016, and has attended the conference as a Playwright Observer.
As an actor Currin has appeared at Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre,
Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage, Olney Theatre Center, and many other theatres, in
addition to her work in television and film. She is a member of Actors Equity
Association, SAG/AFTRA and The Dramatists Guild (and is a former DC
Representative for the Guild). She is on the theatre faculty at The George
Washington University, and is the Head of the MFA Playwriting Program at The
Catholic University of America. Please visit her website at

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