Allison Vincent

Last updated

September 29, 2022
 

Allison’s current news

Allison is honored to have been selected as one of three Pillsbury House + Theatre Naked Stages Fellows. She will conceive, write, and perform an original solo show to be performed at Pillsbury House in December, 2022.

Allison will be touring with RARE: Stories of Dis Ease. Sod House Theater has teamed up with The University of Minnesota’s Center for Orphan Drug Research and local treasure, Kevin Kling, to develop a new production adapting the Greek tragedy, Philoctetes, to help a Upper Midwest audience gain greater awareness and deeper understanding of the medical, economic, psychological, and social challenges facing people with rare diseases.

Tour dates, locations, and times:

Sat, Oct 8th, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm at the Capri Theater - Minneapolis Mon, Oct 10th, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Kilburn of Rarig Center - UofM Twin Cities Wed, Oct 12th, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Zeitgeist Arts Building - Duluth MN Fri, Oct 14th, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Prescott High School Auditorium - Prescott WI Sat, Oct 15th, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Hastings Arts Center - Hastings MN Mon, Oct 17th, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Dr Charles H Mayo Presentation Hall, Rochester MN Sat, Oct 22nd, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Edson Auditorium - UoM Morris Sun, Oct 23rd, 2022- Showtime: 7:30pm Fargo Theater - Fargo ND

Biography

Allison Witham is a local Twin Cities’ performer, director, writer, teacher, lecturer, and deviser. She received BA’s in English Lit and Theatre Arts and an MEd. in education from the U of M. Allison is a co-artistic director and founding member of Transatlantic Love Affair, a teaching artist at the Guthrie, and her theatrical writing has been published in Press Roi Fainéant, Rejection Letters, The Empty Room, and The Dirty Girls Come Clean anthology.  Additionally, Allison has been honored to have perfomed and/or taught with The Guthrie Theatre, Black Label Movement, the Playwright's Center, Walking Shadow, Frank Theatre, The History Theatre, Theatre Forever, Artistry, Strike Theatre, Mainly Me Productions, Live Action Set, Jon Ferguson Theater, Sodhouse Theater, Stages Theatre Company, and Freshwater Theatre.  She is 2022 Naked Stages Fellow.

Résumé

Represented by Moore Creative and NUTS Ltd.

Theatre: Acting Most Recent (Download Resume for full list)

Year, Role, Play, Director/Company, Theater 

2022, Neoptolemus/Odysseus/Chorus, RARE: Stories of Dis Ease, Luverne Seifert/Sod House Theatre, regional tour- various upper midwest locations.

2021, Ernie/Flo, Christmas of Swing, Ron Peluso/The Histroy Theater, The History Theater

2021, Ensemble, The Vaxxed and the Furious, Josh Carson, 

2020, Ensemble, After the Fires, Isabel Nelson/Transatlantic Love Affair, Illusion Theater

2019, The Magician, OPEN, Amy Rummenie/Walking Shadow, Artbox

2019, Ensemble, Rinky Dink Strikes Back!, Duck Washington/Rinky Dink, Bryant Lake Bowl

2019 Sarah Connor, Mad as Nel: or How to Lose a Bly in 10 Days, Josh Carson, MN Fringe Festival 

2019 Trixie, The Cradle Will Rock, Wendy Knox, Frank Theater, Gremlin Theater

2019 Ensemble, The Devout, Isabel Nelson, Transatlantic Love Affair, The Illusion

2019 On Book Actor, Off Book, Maggie Sotos and Sean Dillon, HUGE Theater

2018 Ensemble, Two Rum Parties, Laura Leffler, Umbrella Collective, Bryant Lake Bowl 

2018 Ensemble, The Visit, Wendy Knox, Frank Theatre

2018 Maggie Murphy, A Justice League of Their Own, Josh Carson, Mainly Me Productions, MN Fringe 

2018 Self, Couple Fight: The Musical, Weggel-Reed Productions, MN Fringe

2018 Agent Smith/Ensemble, 5/5s of the Matrix, Transatlantic Love Affair, MN Fringe

2018  Monologue Performer  Park Sauare Annual Gala, Park Square

2018  Ensemble  The (Almost) Complete and (Mostly) Accurate History of Alcohol, Mainly Me, Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre

2018  Ensemble- 21 Extremely Bad Breakups- Amy Rummenie/Walking Shadow, Red Eye 

2017  Ensemble- North Pole, 1979- Fotis/Kraft, Strike Theatre

2017  Blackbeard, Ensemble- Privateers- Derric Lee Miller (TLA)- The Illusion Theatre 

2017  Kenny- When I Nod My Head You Hit it with a Hammer- J. Ferguson, S. Richardson- The Southern

2017  Isabel, Anton- Swine- Julliete Carrillo- Playwright's Center

2017  Reader- Pride Installment, Matthew Foster- American Civic Forum

2017  Josie- Modern Prophet- D. Runnals, M. DiSciorio- Swandive Theatre's Veggie Stock

2017- Ensemble- W;t- Ben McGovern, Artisitry (Ivey Award for emotional impact)

2017- Mr. Thompson, Ensemble- Promise LandIsabel Nelson and Diogo Lopes, Guthrie (Dowling Studio)

2016-  Jimmy, Henry, Ensemble- 105 Proof-   Diogo Lopes, The Illusion Theatre

2016- Il Dottore Balanzone- The Venetian Twins-  Jon Ferguson, The Southern Theatre

2016- Scripted Actor- Off Book- Script by Heather Meyer, Huge Improv Theatre

2016- Melantho-  Penelope-  Laura Leffler McCabe, MN Fringe Festival (Matthews Park)

2016- Ensemble- Ballad of the Pale Fisherman-  Isabel Nelson,  The Southern Theatre

2016- Actor 1- Comedian,  Lydee: Or Now… , Harrison Rivers, SU  SPACE

2016- Busching, Fatzer/Savanah, Theatre Novi Most, Brecht Festival

2016- B, June, Savage Umbrella, The Southern

2015- Nurse/Ensemble, Emily/Eurydice, Transatlantic Love Affair, Illusion Theater

2015- Alice, Sweet Dreams Alfie, Savage Umbrella, SU SPACE

2015- Jimmy/Ensemble,105 Proof, Transatlantic Love Affair, MN Fringe Festival

2015- Ensemble, The Nature Crown, Theatre Forever, Guthrie (Dowling)

2015- Millie/Ensemble, These Old Shoes, Transatlantic Love Affair, Illusion Theater

COMPANY AFFILIATIONS

  • Core and founding member of Transatlantic Love Affair
  • Former company member of Savage Umbrella
  • Core and founding member of Rinky Dink Operations
  • Teaching Artist at Guthrie Theatre

DIRECTING

  • The Homerical Song of Michael Hickey & His Perilous Precipitation Over St. Anthony Falls. ‘WHOOSH!’ by Andrew Erskine Wheeler, MN Fringe Festival 2022

  • Instructor/director- Creative Collaboration 4380- Fear: An Exploration through Performance, University of Minnesota 2020
  • Edith Gets High- by Keith Hovis, MN Fringe Festival 2019
  • 2018 "A Morbid History of Sons and Daughters" Southern Theatre, The Hovis/Vincent Experience, Twin Cities Horror Festival
  • 2018 "Camp: A Midsummer Night's Dream" Lake Harriet Middle Theatre, Lake Harriet Drama 
  • 2018 "The 15 Minute Hamlet," Stages Theatre Teen Conservatory
  • 2017 Selected slapstick scenes, Stages Theatre Teen Conservatory
  • 2017 "The Press: an original play" Stages Theatre Teen Conservatory
  • 2010 "College....What a Joke!" co directed with Billy Mullaney U of M Xperimental Theatre

TEACHING

  • Rusty as Sh!t- a workshop for actors getting back on the horse, with Four Humors Theater, 2022
  • Instructor/director- Creative Collaboration 4380- Fear: An Exploration through Performance, University of Minnesota 2020
  • Core Teacher- Summer Intensive for middle and high schoolers- Guthrie Theater 2019
  • Mime coach: White Bear Lake High School
  • Physical Comedy Workshop- Guthrie Theatre 2019
  • Physical Approaches I- Guthrie Theatre 2019
  • Space work and mime- HUGE Theatre 2018 
  • Slapstick Theatre Track II teacher- Stages Theatre Company Acting Conservatory 2017-2018
  • Co-Taught Clowning and Physical Comedy with Teen Summer Intensive with Jon Ferguson- Guthrie Theatre 2018
  • Devised Theatre Track II teacher- Stages Theatre Company Acting Conservatory 2016-2017
  • Co-taught Commedia Dell'arte performance techniques workshop with Jon Ferguson- U of M 2016
  • Co-taughtPenumbra Social Justice Theatre/English Course at South High School with Tinne Rosenmeier and H. Adam Harris 2016
  • Clowning workshops- co-taught with Jon Ferguson 2015 to present
  • Physical theatre/collaboration/devising/clowning substitute with Stages Theatre Company 2015
  • Mime and devising workshops co-taught with Transatlantic Love Affair 2011 to present
  • English teacher at South High School 2012-present 
  • Co-taught Hands On Art Class collaborating with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, Open Book MN, and the Illusion Theatre- South High School 2011

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  • 2011 Master’s of Education/Initial License for English Education
  •  2010: BAs in theatre arts and English literature- magna cum laude

Awards

2022 University of Minnesota Outstanding Alumni Award recognizing contributions to education and the Twin Cities theatre arts community. 

2022 Golden Lanyard “Fringe with Benefits Member Pick” Award- The Homerical Song of Michael Hickey & His Perilous Precipitation Over St. Anthony Falls. ‘WHOOSH!’ 

2022 Golden Lanyard “Artist Pick” Award- The Homerical Song of Michael Hickey & His Perilous Precipitation Over St. Anthony Falls. ‘WHOOSH!’ 

2018 MN Theater Awards: Exceptional New Work Honoree (with Derek Lee Miller and the ensemble of The Privateer)

2017 Ivey Award for emotional impact (production award) W;t

2012 Ivey Award for emotional impact (company award) Ballad of the Pale Fisherman

2010 Charles Washburn Nichols Service in Theatre Award

2010  U of M Theatre Arts and Dance Excellence Award

2009-2010 Elected U of M Theatre Arts and Dance Peer Advisor 

2009 Invited speaker at Tony Kushner’s Honorary Doctorate Ceremony

2007 The Xperimental Theatre Scholarship for Excellence in a Season

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Irish, German, English, and Italian dialects, mime, clowning, tumbling, circus training, mime, teaching, stage combat, devising, collaborative theatre, and improvisation.

Download Allison’s résumé