Janet Allard

Region: Greensboro, NC
MacDowell fellowships: 1997, 2005, 2008
Janet Allard is an American playwright and theatre educator who was born and raised in Hawaii. She currently teaches in the Theatre Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Allard's plays have been produced at The Guthrie Lab, The Kennedy Center, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Yale Cabaret, The Women's Project and Productions, Perseverance Theatre, The House Of Candles, and Access Theater in New York City, as well as internationally in Ireland, England, Greece, and New Zealand. She has twice been awarded a Jerome Fellowship by The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis and has been a Fulbright Fellow (1998, New Zealand and the South Pacific). Her plays and productions include Pool Boy, which premiered at Barrington Stage Company in 2010; Vrooommm!, which premiered at the Summer Play Festival in New York City in 2007 and was later produced by Triad Stage in Winston-Salem, NC in 2016; and Privates in Bill of (W)Rights at Mixed Blood Theatre in 2004. The Unknown: a silent musical was developed with P73 Productions, won an award from the Jonathan Larson Foundation, and was staged at Joe's Pub and the New York Musical Theater Festival in 2005.

Studios

Phi Beta

Janet Allard worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built from 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is very simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is a…

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