Award winning screenwriter and costume designer Allyson Adams is a third generation, Hollywood descendant and made her acting debut at one years old playing opposite Elizabeth Montgomery. Flash forward and she finds herself writing thrillers with daring female protagonists to festival acclaim. Rusalka Revenge26 Stabs and Hand of Me have all garnered recent Best Short Screenplay awards. Adams has had over 30 plays produced. PINK, L.A. Weekly Pick of the Week drew sold out audiences. Los Angeles Times wrote "PINK is a raw but searing drama about exploitation, double sexual standards and females under siege that is free of cliché and bawdily devoid of political correctness."  L.A. Weekly said "Besides her rich raw material, playwright Adams has both wit and profound honesty on her side."  An Addict Speaks selected and produced by Urban Theatre Movement One Act Festival Los Angeles. Duck Ugly, a musical produced by Orphan Girl Children’s Theater at the historic Mother Lode Theatre in Butte, Montana. Adams wrote, directed and acted in the Montana PBS docudrama Peace is a Woman's Job, about first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin and toured the one-woman show for a decade. She published The Rebel & The King written by her late father, Oscar nominated actor Nick Adams, about his friendship with Elvis Presley and launched the book at Graceland.  

Ms. Adams designed the “soiled doves” costumes for Native American western Four Winds, starring Jerry Wolf and directed by Nick Brokaw that premiered at Cannes and won Best Costume Design at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, along with other numerous awards. Adams has lectured on the Personal Narrative at USC Film School at the request of mentor and award winning documentary filmmaker, the late Wendy Apple. During Ms. Adams homesteading decade in Montana, she served on the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speakers Bureau for her work on Jeannette Rankin and Emily Dickinson. Ms. Adams has 40 years teaching experience with all ages in the areas of acting, dance, storytelling, creative writing, personal growth, reproductive health education, conflict resolution and history. As a playwright, director and teacher, Ms. Adams has championed the healing power of Creativity. ART HEALS. Children of the Long White Cloud is the name of her cultural collaboration with Maori Language expert and Theater Arts Professor, John Davies, in New Zealand with Maori youth and elders. Virginia City History Drama Camp was founded in 1998 and just celebrated its 20 year anniversary with the premiere of Adams' two historical one acts April 1865 and April 1911. Ms. Adams is former Madam Mayor of National Historic Landmark, Virginia City, Montana, where she brought 400 goats to eat the noxious weeds instead of using toxic chemicals. She continues to champion the cause for a pesticide and toxic free environment.




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Allyson looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm, experience and creative techniques with passionate writers who are ready to take the next step in their own lives and work.