Allison Davis is currently a staff writer on a scripted series for OWN. Previously, she was Sr. Writer and Story Producer at Google. Recently, as the Associate Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), she oversaw all programs and exhibitions.
As a writer, she has had productions with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts (MOCADA, Brooklyn), at Piano Fight Theater (SF), Z Space (SF), and PAC Theater (New Rochelle, NY), as well as NYU's 10 Minute play festival and monologue festival, and created an original pilot sold to CBS through the Humble Journey Films banner. She was a 2014 spring fellow with This American Life on public radio and recipient of a theatrical grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. This is her fourth season as the series writer for AfroPoP on PBS.
As a producer, Allison has mounted national broadcast/web campaigns for Chipotle and Converse, managed production for documentaries on PBS' Independent Lens and POV, and produced numerous short films and independent stage productions. She has also worked as a creative executive for Humble Journey Films and Current TV, creating original programming for both cable and network television.
She is also a former contributor to The Hairpin, named one of Forbes's top 100 best blogs for women, and has written and blogged for New York Magazine, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, and The Fader Magazine, as well as copy for countless clients. She holds a BA in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College and, through a departmental fellowship, an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic Writing.