(It’d be so empty…) ABOUT ME!


Thanks for stopping by! I’m Brittany Kathryn Allen, your new favorite New York-based writer-performer. I tend to live and play in the outer-boroughs, and get my kicks from acting, writing, improvising, singing and playing guitar. Other important tidbits: I’m a longtime fan of blueberries and nineties alt-rock. I have a deep, irrational dream of making a living as a twenties-style jazz singer.

Upon graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the fall of 2011, I’ve been creating comedic/theatrical glory with the likes of 2 Girls 1 Asian and my affiliate devised theater company, Rescue Agreement. I’ve also performed around the city with Carroll Simmons (everyone’s favorite pop-up performance collective!), PowerOut Theatre and Jenny Koons’ Odyssey Project.  I study sketch and advanced improv through the Upright Citizens Brigade, and have fiction and non-fiction published or forth-coming in The Tishman ReviewWork: A Literary Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Toast — among other places. I’m also a frequent contributor to the blogs at BUST Magazine, Hello Giggles and Brokelyn. And last link in the breath: my own personal breeding ground for fiction and non-fiction is The Adelpheans, a culture blog I started with three listless lady friends.

I refer you back to the side-bar for a more thorough and impressive list of my current and recent projects. For more information, goodie-bags or questions please feel free to contact me at brittanykallen [at] gmail.com. I can tell that we are gonna be friends.
A production still from May 2011's 'Odyssey Project.' Photo credit: Jenny Koons

A production still from May 2011’s ‘Odyssey Project.’ Photo credit: Jenny Koons

Brittany K. Allen is an actress, writer and library goblin. Recent New York credits include Let’s Play Play (The Brick), In Rooms Such as These (Columbia Stages/Signature Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Barefoot Shakespeare). Ms. Allen can also be found toodling around town with her long-form improv team, Big Hot Mess, or mugging on both seasons of the ground-breaking web-series, 2 Girls 1 Asian, on which she is a featured performer. Her essays and fiction are published or forthcoming in The Toast, The Tishman Review (Pushcart Prize Nominee),The Nervous Breakdown and other places. Brittany is a proud member of Youngblood, the emerging playwrights collective at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. 

2 thoughts on “(It’d be so empty…) ABOUT ME!

  1. Robert Lyons

    HI Brittany,

    I’m writing about the Ice Factory festival at the New Ohio Theatre. Not sure who the contact is for Too Many Lenas 3: Let Them Eat Cake. Is that you?

    Robert Lyons
    Artistic Director
    New Ohio Theatre

    • Brittany Allen

      Hi, Mr. Lyons! I am a part of that project, yes — but I should direct you to our leading Lena/ director, Jaime Wright. This is her Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/wrightmachine

      Thanks for reaching out! If you’d prefer, you can also send e-mails through me and I can put you in contact with the whole group!

      All best!

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