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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

Degree Programs

Allison Horsley

Associate professor
Johnson-McFarlane Hall
1903 E. Iliff Ave., Room 121
Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-3161

In her role as a dramaturg, assistant professor Allison Horsley has used research to better develop plays and musicals for: the O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference; Denver Center Theatre Company; Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kitchen Dog Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; Yale Repertory Theatre; Baltimore's Centerstage; and Dallas Theatre Center. She's also worked as a reader for the O'Neill Playwrights and Music Theatre Conferences and Sundance Theatre Institute.

Allison has been the dramaturg for the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys since its La Jolla premiere in 2004 (Broadway, London, Toronto and Las Vegas national tours).

Allison is under commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to create new literal translations of Chekhov's major plays for adaptation by Libby Appel. Together, Allison and Libby have completed versions of The Cherry Orchard, Seagull, Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, with Ivanov and Platonov coming soon.

These translations have been performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2007, 2012), the Marin Theatre Company (2011) and universities and conservatories around the United States.

She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a bachelor's degree from DU.