How to Be Heartbroken
On love, loss, and consuming heartbreak art.
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well, that settles that
Brittany K. Allen is a New York-based writer, performer and library goblin. Her short fiction and essays have been published on The Toast, The Tishman Review, and Green Mountains Review, among other places. Her plays have been heard or developed at The Lark, Ars Nova, and Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other other places. She's a proud member of Youngblood, the award-winning young playwrights collective at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
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