Born in Mt. Kisco, NY
Lives & works in Brooklyn, NY
As with all artists, I am captivated by ideas, especially those that reveal the humanity and potential of all peoples. They make demands, these ideas. Some want a poem, some an illustrated story, some a song or a play. with or without puppets. Essays will do, sometimes.
Drawing and performing come easily (my grandparents were Vaudevillians) but I have desperately needed and am deeply grateful for the guidance of many editors, teachers, directors, and mentors. Someday I will finish my Dreamkeeper novel. Meanwhile I work on the projects here waiting in the wings, and try to do justice to new ideas which come to the window like friendly birds.
My husband, son and I live in the top of a lovely old Brownstone in Brooklyn. I help people out a few days a week in the local Christian Science Reading Room.
In case you wondered, Brooklyn, filled with neighbors who care for each other, who watch over children and pets, who love their parks, the shopkeepers and shops, the playgrounds and gardens--, is paradise.
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Midwest Montessori Training
Various courses taken in graphic design, theater arts, aesthetics, improv, screenwriting, song-writing, puppetry, musical theater and dance at these institutions:
Parsons School of Art, NYC
New School, NYC
Juilliard School, NYC
Second City, Chicago
HB Studios, NYC
92nd St. Y, NYC
DanceWave, Brooklyn, NY
ILLUSTRATED PICTURE BOOKS
BIG WITH BLESSINGS
Words of Mary Baker Eddy, (Christian Science Publishing Society [CSPS], 2007)
JESUS' LITTLE PARABLES OF THE KINGDOM
by Diane Worfolk Allison (CSPS 1998)
PETS, PEOPLE AND PRAYER
collected essays (CSPS 1999)
MY WORST DAYS DIARY
by Suzanne Altman (Bank Street, 1995)
WISHING AT DAWN IN SUMMER
by Nancy White Carlstrom (Little Brown, 1993)
THIS IS THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM
by Diane Worfolk Allison (Little Brown, 1992)
IN WINDOW EIGHT, THE MOON IS LATE
by Diane Worfolk Allison (Little Brown, 1988)
CHESTER AND UNCLE WILLOUGHBY
by Patricia Kier Edwards (Little Brown, 1987)
ILLUSTRATED STORY BOOKS
WENDY'S PUPPY, LETTER IN A BOTTLE, COUNTING THE MILKY WAY (packagers)
JULIAN, SECRET AGENT
by Ann Cameron (Random House, 1988)
THE CASE OF THE ELEVATOR DUCK
by Polly Berends, (Random House, 1989) TENT SHOW by Susan Saunders (Dutton, 1990)
Ladybug Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Sentinel, Leader Magazine
PUBLISHED WRITING (also see above)
JOSEPH YOAKUM AT THE BEGINNING: The Show at the Whole , Raw Vision magazine:
SACRED YOUTH: Through the eyes of Tom Duncan, Raw Vision magazine:
Poems and essays: (CSPS publications)
TV SCRIPTS PRODUCED
BEYOND THE MAGIC DOOR --4 episodes
Chicago Children's TV show
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL, 2007
MIRIAM, a prophetess who found herself on the wrong side of God. A one-person, one puppet (life size) one-act play by Diane Allison.
Subsequently performed throughout the country.
EMERGING ARTISTS THEATER
MIRIAM prequel.with music and puppetry.
Phone: 917 586-1877