On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Signature Theatre Company
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2002
For The Unknown by Janet Allard, Jean Randich and Shane Rettig
Janet Allard is a playwright and bookwriter/lyricist. Recent Works include: Pool Boy, a new musical with Composer Niko Tsakalakos (Barrington Stage, 2010) Vrooommm! A NASComedy (SPF 2007, published by Samuel French) appeared in Ariel Tepper’s Summer Play Festival in NYC. Commissioned by Signature Theatre, Vrooommm! was developed at Theatreworks in Palo Alto and at Playlabs in Minneapolis. Untold Crimes of Insomniacs premiered at the Guthrie Lab in April, 2004. Incognito, Loyal and Fashionistas, all Guthrie Theater Commissions are published by Playscripts, Inc. Ms. Allard is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Her work has been seen at The Guthrie Lab, The Kennedy Center, Mixed Blood, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, The Yale Cabaret, The Women’s Project, Perseverance Theatre, Joe’s Pub, with P73 Productions, Ars Nova, NYMF, SPF, and Internationally in Ireland, England, Greece, Australia and New Zealand. She is a Macdowell Colony Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow, has received a Jonathan Larson Award (with P73 productions). She attended the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU as a bookwriter/lyricist, and has an M.F.A in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. She worked on the Fox Television series New Amsterdam. She currently teaches playwriting at UNCG in North Carolina.