Kelly McAllister is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and director. In 2012, Lovers, Lunatics, and Poets was a finalist in Playscripts’ Pitch-n-Play contest. In 2010, his play Hela and Troy was named a finalist for the Heideman Award as part of the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. His first play, Last Call, won the Excellence in Playwriting award at the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival. In 2005, his play Burning the Old Man won the New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) award for outstanding full length script. Other plays include April’s Fool; Rose Red; Some Unfortunate Hour; Fenway: Last of the Bohemians; Muse of Fire; and The Morons. He also wrote and directed the short film Strong Tea. His plays have been produced all over the world, from Vienna to Dubai to Sao Paolo, by such companies as Divadlo na Zabradli of Prague, hope theatre, inc., Boomerang Theatre Company, the Triangle Theatre of North Carolina, Impetuous Theatre Company, The Other Theatre Company of Denver, Art House Productions, and many more.