Allyson Currin Stokes

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Allyson Currin Stokes

Regular Part-Time Professor of Theatre, Theatre & Dance Program



Professor Stokes (Professional name: Allyson Currin) is the writer of numerous original plays, which have premiered on stages around the country such as, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Signature Theatre, Mosaic Theater of DC, WSC Avant Bard, Virginia Repertory Theatre and many others. 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 nearly 25 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

Head of the MFA Playwriting Program at The Catholic University of America

The World Premiere of Professor Stokes's new play "SOONER / LATER" opened at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in March and April, 2018. After the 2018 production of "SOONER/LATER," it premiered in the DC area at Mosaic Theater in 2019.

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. This production is upcoming in the Virginia Repertory Theatre's 2023 season. 



  • 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



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 contributor to:

  • The Dramatists Guild of America magazine



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


Professional Organizations

  • Former 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