Allison Vanouse


This year, Allison Vanouse's essays have appeared in Big Red & Shiny, Spirited Magazine and rWp: a Journal of Robert Penn Warren Studies. An independent director, performer, and producer, Allison is an alumna of Brandeis University (2009) and the Saratoga International Theater Institute (2010). Most recently, she has performed in a new translation of August Strindberg's The Stronger by Ulrika Brand, and in a vigil-like 3:00am visitation of Samuel Beckett's Not I, held at an abandoned outdoor theater for the 24-hour performance series Glossolalia, curated by Maria Molteni. Allison serves as Literary Editor for Riot of Perfume magazine and as Editorial Assistant for The Battersea Review. She works in the Boston offices of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.


NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • Succession Complex: Richard II with Rocco Sisto
    Allison Vanouse examines Shakespeare & Company's start to their history cycle: Richard II . She argues that Shakespeare's history plays work best when they speak to our contemporary concerns.
  • Poetic Drama, Guerilla Opera
    Allison Vanousewrites about the premiere production of Adam Roberts' Giver of Light , an opera based on the life of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi.
  • Elegant Variation
    Brown Box Theatre Project’s production of The Nina Variations cast three actresses as Nina. Allison Vanouse constrasts Steven Dietz's play with other works that explore repetition and deconstruct classic plays.
  • Notes on Odd Spaces
    Allison Vanouse reviews "Odd Spaces" at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. What is to be gained, she asks, in finding new ways to perform in odd spaces?