Mana Allen

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MANA ALLEN  (Additional Lyrics) served as dramaturge on her father John Allen’s musicals most of her adult life, her work on YOUNG ABE LINCOLN is dedicated to his memory. Mana is co-librettist of REBELS 1775 (co-book by John Allen, William Squier, music by Jeffrey Lodin, lyrics by William Squier and John Allen), which enjoyed productions at RVC Starlight Theatre and The Spirit Of Broadway Theatre. As an actress, Mana created roles in 17 world premiere productions including on Broadway in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and in SMILE, as well as off Broadway, regionally, nationally and internationally. She has created and directed numerous revues for the popular CAP21 Composer Projects, and cabarets at the Duplex in NYC. Since 1988, Mana has devoted herself to the development of new works and new talent for the stage. Artistic company member: The Gathering at Big Fork (’92-’94), The New Harmony Project 2000. Associate producer: CAP21 Blackjacks New Works Festivals. (’94-’97). Faculty member: CAP21-NYU since ’95. Proud member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA and the Dramatist Guild of America For more information visit

Young Abe Lincoln