ALLISON BRESSI is a New York-based creative producer committed to making and developing new work in close partnership with playwrights. Recently, her world premiere production of Songbird by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, starring Tony Award Nominee Kate Baldwin ran Off-Broadway and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. She is currently a producer on This is Reading, a site-specific, multimedia performance installation conceived by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Tony Gerber, and Kate Whoriskey, which will premiere in Reading, Pennsylvania July 2017.
Works in early development include an untitled clowning/jazz collaboration between Bill Irwin and Sammy Miller and the Congregation; Pearl by Regina Taylor, developed with Jenny Koons; ChantBank, a social action movement created by Lisa Kron; and KareHouse, a new musical by Michael Kimmel and Libby Winters. Selected credits: Indigo Theatre Project’s reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter to benefit She Should Run, directed by Christine Lahti; The Strangest by Betty Shamieh, directed by May Adrales; and the Off-Broadway revival of One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace. Allison is the Associate Artistic Director for Theatre for One under Scenic Designer & Artistic Director Christine Jones and works at Signature Theatre. She was the Assistant Company Manager for the Broadway Revival of On the Town and has worked with companies such as Ars Nova, Foresight Theatrical, NYMF, New York Stage and Film, and Roundabout Theatre Company. Allison is from Hudson, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Theatre.