Allison Olivia Choat

Associate Artistic Director and Founding Partner

Allison Olivia Choat (she, her, hers/ they, them, theirs) is an IRNE and Elliot Norton award-winning theater artist whose work lies at the intersection of direction, design, and physical storytelling. She is honored to be Associate Artistic Director of Moonbox Productions and Founding Partner of the company. Their most recent production with Moonbox was 2019’s Elliot Norton Award winner for Outstanding Musical, Parade (Associate Director/ Dramaturg). Additional 2019 credits include Moonbox’s Caroline, or Change (Director; Elliot Norton nomination, Outstanding Musical), and The Nora Theatre’s Cloud 9 (Assistant Director/ Voice and Dialect Coach/ Set Design; Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Production; Elliot Norton Nomination, Outstanding Design). Offstage, Allison works as an academic administrator and member of the Committee of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Harvard University SEAS, is a contributing voice actor with The Penumbra Podcast and Colonial Radio Theatre, and maintains a private practice as a voice and movement coach for public speakers, performers, and athletes. Allison holds degrees from Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Representation Matters: Allison is a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and is a person with a disability (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). 

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