Allison Flom is a born-and-raised New Yorker, exploring the role of storytelling in social change. Since earning her BA from NYU Gallatin in 2016, she's been making art with her friends, writing for stage and screen, and talking to strangers. Allison's writing explores identity, empathy, and oppression while maintaining her signature grit and dark comedy. She's very grateful.
This year, Allison created, wrote, and directed Freelance, a webseries dramedy about people who work from home. She also wrote and directed What You've Done, a one-act play about a lesbian couple denied service at a bridal shop, which earned her a Best Director nomination in a NY theater festival. Her screenplay, Obviously Not Okay, is currently a finalist in a competition celebrating diversity in film.
Allison has experience in curriculum design, artistic facilitation, and devised theater. She is a founding Board Member of The Sunny Center Foundation, which provides post-exoneration support to those who've been wrongfully incarcerated. She is also the co-creator of Fogbreak Justice's CrimSim, an immersive simulation of the criminal justice system between arrest and conviction. She writes about history and social issues for The Insider's Connection, and is a Licensed NY Sightseeing Guide.
Allison loves matte lipstick, The Office, and anything with cheese. She resides in downtown Manhattan with her rescue dog, PJ.