My internship in seminary was with Ted & Company TheaterWorks. I spent the time researching and writing what turned into We Own This Now. While in Chicago I've studied with Chicago Dramatists. I believe theater is one of the most powerful storytelling mediums.
We Own This Now
We Own This Now is an internationally touring production with Ted & Company TheaterWorks that wrestles with white settler identity and what it means to “own,” and love, land that was unjustly taken from Indigenous Peoples. Created with support from the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition. Contact Ted & Company to bring a performance to your area!
"My Car" is a scene from We Own This Now, a self-contained piece where two characters negotiate over a car that was stolen many years before. A powerful metaphor about ownership and righting the wrongs of the past, you can purchase rights to perform or read this script in your context—your congregation, classroom, conference, or other event.
Price is on a sliding scale based on size of audience
>10 people: $ — <1,000 people: $$$
What audiences are saying:
“The [play's] points are clear without being preachy, the characters are engaging and likeable, and the ending is open for us to walk into. I was already on a path into some kind of reconciliation work with the indigenous community, and you have opened me up to an even deeper intention in that direction. Thank you.” – David
"An 80-year-old man came up to me in church today with tears in his eyes. He had been learning about the Doctrine of Christian Discovery. He told me that this [scene] by Alison had opened up a space in his heart. Sincere thanks Alison. And gratitude for changes that take place amongst older ones..." – Steve
I contributed to the Toronto-based Theatre of the Beat show #Churchtoo in 2018, a play that unveils the complexity and trauma of sexual abuse in the church.