Cover Photo: the author (far right) at rehearsal / photo by Liz Rogers
the author (far right) at rehearsal / photo by Liz Rogers

Glory in the Floorlamps: How the Theatre Became My Church

Both church and theatre demand from their followers the suspension of disbelief, and the ability to inhabit an imaginary set of circumstances in lieu of the known.


Drama. Rumors,

Rent yes. all glorious this, this, this; in this I believe.

Varieties of Scientific Experience,


Make your confession.

MethodMarathon Man, Lincoln.


Rent,Rumors .

this, this, this, Rent this

As You Like It,

(This, this, this.)

Our Town.


This, this, this,

Brittany K. Allen is a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and library goblin. Her prose appears or is forthcoming in Catapult, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Kenyon Review Online, and Longreads, among other places, and her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her stage plays have been produced and developed at Portland Center Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and elsewhere.