Allyson Currin Stokes

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Title:
Regular Part-Time Professor of Theatre
Email:
acurrin@gwu.edu

Bio

Professor Stokes is the writer of numerous original plays, which have premiered on stages around the country. She is also a well-versed actor in the D.C. theatre scene, as well as on television and film. She is the proud mother of twin daughters, and has taught at The George Washington University for nineteen years. Previous academic postings include St. Mary's College of Maryland, Goucher College, Prince George's Community College, and The American School in Switzerland.

 


Current Outside Position

The World Premiere of Professor Stokes's new play "SOONER / LATER" opens at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in March and April, 2018.

Her musical "THE SILVER BELLES," with composer Matt Conner and lyricist Stephen Gregory Smith, which was commissioned and premiered by Signature Theatre in its 2016-17 season, has just been optioned by Broadway Licensing.

 


Distinctions

  • Two-time nominee for the Helen Hayes Awards' Charles D. MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play
  • Helen Hayes' John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company for the playwrights' collective she co-founded, The Welders

 


Publications

Professor Stokes's original plays have been premiered at many venues, including:

  • The Welders
  • The Kennedy Center
  • Cincinnati Playhouse
  • Imagination Stage
  • Signature Theatre
  • Source Theatre Company
  • WSC Avant Bard

As an actor, she has appeared on such DC-area stages as:

  • Signature Theatre
  • Round House
  • Olney Theatre Center
  • Studio
  • WSC Avant Bard
  • Washington Stage Guild
  • Source Theatre Company

Regular contributer to:

  • The Dramatists Guild of America magazine

 


Education

BA (cum laude) in Theatre, Wake Forest University
MFA in Directing, The University of Virginia

 


Professional Organizations

  • DC Representative for The Dramatists Guild of America
  • Member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA
  • Former Chair of The National Playwriting Program for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival