Allyson Morgan is an actress, writer, producer, Columbus, Ohio native, and graduate of The Ohio State University. She is the founder and Executive Director of the award-winning film and theatre collective F*It Club. She loves fruit pies, bourbon, and naps.
As actress: Most recently, she has been seen onstage with F*It Club (world premieres by Kevin Artigue, Lucy Boyle, Jon Caren, Sarah Sander, Amy Staats, Kate Gersten, Mark Schultz, Lucy Boyle, and Nick Jones) and EST/Youngblood, and has performed in readings all over New York at such theatres as Playwrights Horizons, The Lark, New York Theatre Workshop, & Jewish Plays Project. She has been named a "performer to watch" by ReviewFix.com. TV: "Law and Order: SVU" (NBC), "The Americans" (FX), "Hostages" (CBS), "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central), "Divorce" (HBO). Click above on the "video" tab for Allyson's reel!
As writer: 4 Dates, a short film which she co-wrote and co-produced, was awarded Best Comedic Film at the Zero Film Festival and was a selection at the Drive-In Film Festival. She has been commissioned to write short pieces for the New York play series Shotz and #serials@theflea, as well as for the One Minute Play Festival and videos for the online TDF Theatre Dictionary. Her short play What Goes Up was a finalist in the Samuel French Festival, reaching the top 10 out of 900 submissions. Most recently, she was named one of just five winners out of thousands of entrants from over 63 countries in the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series; her short film Need For Speed (Dating) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Additional freelance writing assignments have included published short pieces for Tribeca Shortlist, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nantucket Film Festival, and The Best Advice in Six Words. She recently was one of six creators selected out of hundreds for the iTV Fest Pitch Competition and was awarded a Juno Leadership Residency through the Omega Institute. She is represented by Circle of Confusion.
As producer: In addition to Executive Producing eight years of F*It Club's signature program, "The Spring Fling," and co-producing F*It Club's short films "Babies" (Official Selection: Big Apple Film Fest & Nevada Women's Film Fest), and "Webseries: The Webseries" (Official Selection Goldensun Film Fest, LA Cinefest, Shorts on Tap), Allyson has served as Festival Producer for the Jewish Plays Project's Open Festival, Festival Producer for the BEAT Festival, and co-producer of The Green Plays in conjunction with Gowanus Art + Production. The Green Plays has featured notable companies The Assembly, EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, The Lobbyists, The Mad Ones, Naked Angels, Slant Theatre Project, Studio 42, The TEAM, and Waterwell. For two years at The Peoples Improv Theater, she also produced a sold out run of Hold On To Your Butts, a shot-for-shot recreation parody of the greatest dinosaur movie of all time featuring only two actors and a foley artist, which was named a "critic's pick" and one of the "top ten comedy shows of 2014" by Time Out New York. Allyson recently was a part of the Webby Award-winning team for Dave Holstein and Alan Schmuckler's Wait, Wait, Don't Kill Me, producing the podcast for Wondery Media's Secrets, Crimes, and Audiotape.
As freelance jill-of-all-trades: She has additionally served as Associate Director of the Waterwell Summer Theater Lab, Festival Producer for the Indie Street Film Festival, Outreach Coordinator for Tropfest New York, Digital Operations Director for Nantucket Film Festival, Volunteer Coordinator for the First Time Fest, Event Coordinator for the Lower East Side Film Festival, Events Manager for NewFest and the Hamptons International Film Festival, and Casting Associate at Jodi Collins Casting and Vh1.
Proud member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and Ensemble Studio Theatre.