Preston Max Allen is a playwright, composer, and lyricist whose work has been featured at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Lincoln Center, Signature Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory, Chautauqua Institution, Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub, Theatre 80, New York Musical Festival, Green Room 42, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Gallery Players, Lululemon (it’s a long story), and Second City Chicago.
Preston conceived and wrote book, music, and lyrics for WE ARE THE TIGERS (album now streaming; L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation winner for Best Lyrics/Composition, nominee for Best Musical); AGENT 355 (dramaturgy/co-book Jessica Kahkoska, Marion Fellowship Award Winner); and THE RAGE: CARRIE 2, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY (Jeff Nominee, Best New Musical). Plays include MODERN GENTLEMAN (2020 Pride Plays Festival) and CAROLINE (2021 Ars Nova Out Loud).
Additional collaborations include music/lyrics for A VERY NETFL*X CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: NOW STREAMING LIVE! and AMY ADAMS WINS AN OSCAR (books by Edward Precht); book/lyrics for FRANKLIN PIERCE: DRAGON SLAYER (composer Will Buck); music/lyrics for BRADICAL AND THE PINK SOCKS; and music/lyrics for THE HUNTED: ENCORE (LA Webfest Outstanding Score). Preston is a member of the Writers Guild of America East and the Ars Nova Play Group (2019-21), a teaching artist for Roundabout Theatre Company, and an alum of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. He is currently developing a TV series with Freeform and recently staffed on an upcoming series for FX. Above all, he is the proud father to his cat Hero -->
Twitter / Instagram: @prestonmaxallen