Brittany K. Allen

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Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based writer,  performer and library goblin. Her short fiction and essays have been published on The Toast, The Tishman Review, and Green Mountains Review, among other places. Her plays have been heard or developed at The Lark, Ars Nova, and  Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other other places. She's a proud member of Youngblood, the award-winning young playwrights collective at Ensemble Studio Theatre.


Cover Photo: Photograph by Joshua Smelser/Flickr
In Defense of the Low Bar: An Ode to Everclear

Kurt Cobain would not approve, but privately I wondered if there wasn’t space for a beloved burnished thing in my new and improved pop pantheon.

Aug 29, 2019
Cover Photo: ‘The Way We Were’ (1973)
How to Be Heartbroken

On love, loss, and consuming heartbreak art.

Mar 20, 2018
Cover Photo: the author (far right) at rehearsal / photo by Liz Rogers
Glory in the Floorlamps: How the Theatre Became My Church

Both church and theatre demand from their followers the suspension of disbelief, and the ability to inhabit an imaginary set of circumstances in lieu of the known.

Jan 02, 2018
Cover Photo: photo by Susan Melkisethian/flickr
In Praise of the Salon: Field Notes for the Aspiring Bluestocking

I witnessed how easily art might braid to politics, how easily fellowship might inspire movement.

Jan 25, 2017