HOWL: A Montana Love Story
Two performances only: Friday, Nov 15th at 7pm, and an early bird show for out-of-towner’s on Saturday, Nov 16th at 5pm. The World Premiere of local playwright Allyson Adams’ “Howl! A Montana Love Story,” follows the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction of ‘95 and is directed by Cara Wilder. The play features original music by Kali Armstrong and a full cast of amazing Big Sky talent. MORE PRESS
Allyson Adams is a screenwriter, playwright, director, teacher, costume designer and third generation, Hollywood descendant who made her acting debut at one years old. Most recently, Ms. Adams has been writing thrillers with daring female protagonists to festival acclaim. Rusalka Revenge, 26 Stabs, Hand of Me, An Addict Speaks and Wolf No 39, have all garnered recent Best Short Screenplay and Stage Play awards. Howl, a Montana love story, will be premiering this fall at The Warren Miller Performing Arts in Big Sky. Adams has had over 30 plays produced. PINK, L.A. Weekly Pick of the Week drew sold out audiences. Los Angeles Times wrote, “PINK is a raw but searing drama about exploitation, double sexual standards and females under siege that is free of cliché and bawdily devoid of political correctness.” An Addict Speaks was produced by Urban Theatre Movement in Hollywood. Adams choreographed her musical Duck Ugly that was performed by the Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre at the historic Motherlode Theater in Butte, Montana. Adams wrote, directed and acted in the Montana PBS docudrama Peace is a Woman’s Job, about first Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin and toured the one-woman show for a decade. Her Virginia City History Drama Camp was founded in 1998 and just celebrated its 20 year anniversary. Ms. Adams is former Madam Mayor of National Historic Landmark, Virginia City, Montana, where she brought 400 goats to eat the noxious weeds instead of using toxic chemicals. She published The Rebel & The King written by her late father, Oscar nominated actor Nick Adams, about his friendship with Elvis Presley and launched the book at Graceland. Adams has 40 years teaching experience with all ages in the areas of acting, dance, creative writing, personal growth, reproductive health education, Montana and Women’s History. As a writer, director and teacher, Ms. Adams believes ART HEALS.
Short video about Jeannette Rankin (played by Allyson Adams) who was the first United States Congresswoman elected in 1916 and from Montana. Jeannette Rankin was a suffragist and then a peace activist for 60 years . Filmed entirely in Montana.
Allyson Adams teaches you how to find your deep voice and conjure fresh images that lead to a new beginning with your creativity and writing techniques.
“Allyson your writers retreat helped my writing so much! My story took shape, your suggestions were perfect and the exercises really got my creative juices flowing. I just loved the work. It really was like a gently whisper from the muses.”
- Linda Gibbs, Regenerative Soil Practitioner, Malibu, CA.
“Thank you, thank you. I’m in awe of how much insight you pack into a day. Your writing retreat was engaging and inspiring. Every writer, from screen to stage and poet to novelist should consider attending!”
- Mugs Cahill, screenwriter
"Besides being given tools to improve your writing (literally within minutes), Allyson creates a safe space. Creation comes from the soul and it can be scary to reveal your soul amongst strangers. In this retreat, there are no strangers, just supportive ears and voices. Thank you Allyson, for a memorable and inspiring experience— can’t wait to do it again!"
-Carra Robertson, freelance writer, Special Education teacher
"Allyson! I've been writing up a storm since Saturday. Within the first hour of your retreat I had unravelled a plot problem that's plagued me for two months in my current novel. You are a genius.”
-Harley Jane Kozak, novelist, actress
Special thanks to Karen A. Brown, Montana Picture Gallery, Mary Myers Photography, Roy Turner, David Butler and Jeff Gerhardt!