Alison Carey

American Revolutions
the United States History Cycle

Alison Carey

In eight seasons at OSF: Director of a 10-year initiative to create up to 37 new plays sprung from moments of change, inspiration or conflict in American history, inspired by Shakespeare’s history plays and bringing together playwrights, historians and theatres nationwide. Playwright, The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa.

Other credits: Co-founder, with Bill Rauch, of Cornerstone Theater Company and, as resident playwright, helped to develop the company’s signature style of adapting classic plays into modern, community-specific contexts; wrote more than 25 of the company’s productions for stages across the country, including the Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf Theatre, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, the World Shakespeare Conference, the shuttered mother plant of Bethlehem Steel, a dirt-floor cattle sale barn in Oregon and a crowded California shopping mall. 

Film/TV: Developed hour-long television pilots for CBS and F/X; script work for Judging Amy. 

Education: BA, Harvard University.