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Allison Raynor

Allison is a Boston-area Educator, Arts Administrator, Playwright and Poet. She has performed and staged her original work nationally and locally, as well as creating educational workshops in writing, performance, and dramaturgy. Her most recent play Safety Exits was staged at Emerson's NewFest New Works Festival. Allison is a proud staff member of Brown Box Theatre Project, at which she is the Director of Education.

Enter, If You Dare
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Enter, If You Dare

How Playwrights Wield Terror and Why

23 July 2017

Allison Raynor and Walt McGough discuss how productions that provoke or play to audiences’ fears offer a shared intense experience, which can be useful to generate understanding and empathy.

The I Told You Show
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The I Told You Show

Anthony Atamanuik’s Take on Trump, The Election, and Where It All Went Wrong

31 March 2017

Allison Raynor interviews Anthony Atamanuik, a Donald Trump impersonator who critiques both the president and audiences in his latest solo piece.

An interview with Melinda Lopez on the State of Female Characters in Drama
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An interview with Melinda Lopez on the State of Female Characters in Drama

9 November 2016

Allison Raynor talks with playwright Melinda Lopez about women on stage: who she writes, how she writes them, and who she’d like to see.

I Know You Are, But What Am I? Finding and Losing Ourselves in Stories
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I Know You Are, But What Am I? Finding and Losing Ourselves in Stories

8 October 2016

Allison Raynor talks with other early-career theatre artists about how the narratives they grew up loving influenced their sense of self.