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Ally Thomas (she/her/hers) is a NYC based multidisciplinary theatre artist and educator. Her work centers radical care and self-compassion for folks of all body shapes, sizes, and abilities with a focus on fat liberation and accessibility.
Ally writes, collaboratively creates and performs nostalgic stories centering unapologetic authenticity. Her solo play Karen & Cass is a memoir weaving her journey toward body activism with stories of musicians Karen Carpenter and Cass Elliot. Karen & Cass was most recently seen at the Tampa International Fringe Festival in 2022. Other original work has been performed at The Tank and The Kraine Theatre in NYC. She has acted with American Stage, Tampa Rep, Mill Mountain Theatre, and Hollins Playwright Lab.
She fosters community through her work as a director and teaching artist. Whether in the classroom or rehearsal room, her focus on ensemble building creates a space in which students know they have stories worth sharing. Recent teaching residencies include: Florida Rep, American Stage, Sarah Lawrence College Civic Engagement and NYC Department of Education (ArtsConnection, Children's Museum of the Arts)
As a producer and administrator, Ally curates community-engaged programming ranging from social justice theatre performances, to youth development programs, to philanthropic events.
She earned an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, a BA in Theatre from Samford University, and a Graduate Certificate in New Play Performance from Hollins University.
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