Allison Shea Reed
Allison Shea Reed is a Writer, Actor, Singer, Producer, and avid Monty Python & the Holy Grail Fan. She is passionate about creating work that defies mental illness stereotypes and helps end the stigma, as well as pieces that highlight and champion complex female characters that are likable and deeply flawed.
She founded RedWit Theatre in 2017, in order to put authentic stories on stage that champion representation through the collaboration with exceptional neurodivergent artists who share her frustration with the lack of accurate representation of mental illness and difference in the media.
Her play “A-Door Me” advanced to the Semi-Finals of the New York New Works Festival at the Duke 42 Off-Broadway Theatre and her play “Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan” has completed professional sold-out runs at the New York Theatre Festival, Alumnae Theatre, and Young Centre for the Performing Arts.
Most recently, the television pilot she adapted from her play, “Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan,” advanced to the second round of the Austin Film Festival and was selected as a quarterfinalist for the Stage 32 TV Comedy Screenwriting contest.
She graduated from NYU Tisch with her BFA in Drama from the New Studio on Broadway's Acting and Musical Theatre program and completed her Master’s degree in Dramatic Writing at SCAD this past June. Since relocating to Los Angeles in June, Allison has been studying improvisational comedy (musical and otherwise) at the Upright Citizen's Brigade. allisonsheareed.com