Janet Allard is the recipient of two Jerome Fellowships at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Recent works include: Vrooommm! A NASComedy (with Michael Dixon), currently being developed with Signature Theatre Company in Virginia, and staged at Theaterworks and Playlabs in 2005; Salmon Boy, commissioned by Perseverance Theatre; Incognito (Guthrie Theater commission) and Loyal (Guthrie Theater/Children's Theatre Company commission), published by Playscripts, Inc.; The Unknown: a silent musical, which won an award from the Jonathan Larson Foundation with P73 productions in 2002, and appeared at Joe's Pub as part of The Public Theater's New Work Now Festival 2004, and in the New York Musical Theater festival in 2005; Untold Crimes of Insomniacs (Guthrie Theater commission), staged at Playlabs 2003, premiered at the Guthrie Lab in 2004, and published by Playscripts, Inc.; Privates at Mixed Blood Theater as part of the Bill of (W)Rights project, published by Playscripts, Inc.; TGIF or Who is Monster Mom, (written with Lisa D'Amour) at Gray Space in Minneapolis; and The Swim at Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis. Ms. Allard's work has been seen at The Guthrie Lab, The Kennedy Center, Mixed Blood, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, The Yale Cabaret, The Women's Project and Productions, Perseverance Theatre, The House Of Candles, and Access Theater in New York City, as well as internationally in Ireland, England, Greece, and New Zealand.
Ms. Allard is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow (1998, New Zealand and the South Pacific). She is a core member of The Playwrights' Center and has an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.