About Allison Bergman
Prolific director Allison Bergman has a passion for amplifying stories that illuminate the world through a female lens. Her exacting eye for detail and gift for generating solutions to seemingly unsolvable challenges elevates every project she helms - including two recently completed films and over 40 stage productions on both coasts.
Recognized for her broad knowledge of acting techniques and insightful coaching skill, Ms. Bergman empathetically inspires actors to tap profound depth, and consistently deliver vulnerable, layered and courageous performances. She has worked with luminaries including Phylicia Rashad, Leslie Uggams, Tamara Tunie, Leslie Odom Jr., and Josh Gad. Her acclaimed book, Acting the Song, is widely used in college training programs.
Ms. Bergman’s discerning dramaturgical ability has earned her commissions from prominent writers developing scripts and adapting popular movies for Broadway, regional and international stages. Her collaborative, vision-driven leadership style combined with her script development expertise made Ms. Bergman’s tenure as Artistic Director of Broadway On Sunset a tremendous success. She co-founded the West Coast Musical Theatre Conference, and shepherded numerous innovative stage musicals toward production.
Screen legend Francis Lederer mentored Ms. Bergman at the American National Academy of Performing Arts for over a decade. On his 100th birthday he reminded her to learn something new every day. She has since earned degrees from LACC Theatre Academy, Boston University and Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious MFA Directing Program, where she was distinguished as a Stephen Bochco Directing Scholar. She is lauded as Outstanding Woman in Theatre in Los Angeles by Women In Theatre, and her directorial accomplishments acknowledged with a Drama-Logue Critics Award.
Born and raised in Hollywood, Ms. Bergman’s career began at the age of ten with a recurring role on The Bad News Bears TV series. Today she comes full circle, ready to bring her directing and development talents to television.