actress - screenwriter - filmmaker

Allison Volk Bio


Allison Volk is an award-winning filmmaker and actress. She wrote, produced and starred in the feature film DEANY BEAN IS DEAD, which premiered at the Dances with Films Festival in 2018.

Allison has written and produced seven short films and written several plays which have enjoyed production in Los Angeles and New York, one of which took the Denise Regan Wisenmeyer Award in 2010. In 2014 her first full-length play, RITE OF SEYMOUR, enjoyed production at the Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles and her second full-length play, SONNETS, SONGS & SORRY, WILL’S BEEN DEAD 400 YEARS! premiered in 2016 as part of Shakespeare Orange County's summer season. 

She recently wrote and directed the short fantasy/drama WHAT KATY DID that shot in Colorado, and her short form pilot ELLIE is a semi-finalist for Women in Media’s CAMARAderie program.

Allison also co-founded The City Shakespeare Company in Santa Monica, CA where she served as co-artistic director for three years. She attended Wellesley College and the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center.



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