May 08, 2012

About the Author

Alison Humphrey
Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Despite starting her career with a summer job at Marvel Comics, within two weeks of graduation Alison had defected from superheroes to Shakespeare as an usher at the RSC in London.

Her theatre experience includes assistant directing at the Royal Court Theatre, English Touring Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where she won the 2009 Elliott Hayes Award. Directing includes the UK premieres of James Reaney's The Donnellys at the Old Red Lion Theatre, and Normand Chaurette's The Queens at the Royal Shakespeare Company Fringe Festival in Stratford-on-Avon.

Alison has written and story-edited for television and film, shot a no-budget sci-fi feature on location in Bali and Virginia, and produced one of the earliest web-based alternate reality games for Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic.

She holds a BA in American studies and studio art from Wellesley College, and an MA in interactive multimedia from the Royal College of Art. Alison is currently in her final year of an MFA in theatre directing at York University, where her thesis production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will use motion-capture technology to weave 3D computer animation and special effects into live performance.

She still aims to write a comic book when she grows up.

Posted by Alison Humphrey at May 8, 2012 10:34 AM