Kelly McAllister is a screenwriter/director and playwright. He recently joined the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) after writing his first feature screenplay for Anonymous Content (The Revenent; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). 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. 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. 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. In 2003, he was named Graduate of the Last Decade by San Jose State University. He was also a senior reviewer for from 2003-2005, covering Broadway and Off-Broadway. His work has been published by Applause Books, Playscripts, Smith and Kraus, and the New York Theatre Experience. He currently teaches playwriting at the Denver Center.
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Strong Tea2018
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Strong Tea2018
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Strong Tea2018
San Jose State University
Theatre Arts
Birth Date
May 6, 1966
Birth City
San Jose, CA
Current City
Denver, CO
San Jose, CA
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Married To
Lisa Margaret Holub
"Love is evil, spelled backwards and wrong." from "Burning the Old Man" by Kelly McAllister