Alison is a writer and actor. She wrote and starred in The Catering Queen, which had two sold-out, critically acclaimed runs: first at the Toronto Fringe winning Pick of the Fringe and NOW Magazine’s Outstanding New Play of the Fringe, and in an independent production at the Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space. The Catering Queen was published by Scirocco Drama in the fall of 2011. Alison’s other work includes And All For Love, which premiered at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and bittergirl, co-authored with Annabel Fitzsimmons and Mary Francis Moore, (also published by Scirocco Drama) which has had sold-out runs in Toronto, in theatres across Canada and in London, England. The bittergirls also co-wrote the self-help guide Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped, published by Penguin Canada, Plume U.S. and in Brazil, and are now developing bittergirl: the musical with the Banff Centre. Alison has also written Biff, in which she gave birth onstage; Going For Groceries, a play for mother and 10-year-old girl; as well as several personal essays for The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and The National Post. She lives in Toronto.