Allie Fireel

Allie Fireel was born into a theatre family, actually coming into the world on opening night of play his mother directed. Growing up in the theatre, living in various small cities in Alabama, Kentucky and Ohio, Fireel experienced a incredible variety of mediums and styles. This included several years as a teenager they spent with the mistaken impression that they were a choreographer interested in post-modern dance, performance art, and spoken word poetry. During those years they majored in dance at Louisville Kentucky’s Youth Performing Arts School, before spending four years as a dance major at Wright State University outside of Dayton Ohio, where they passed all of their classes but one, and did not graduate. Finally, halfway through their thirties they realized they were actually a playwright, interested in magical realism and mixed media. They dove deeper into Louisville Kentucky’s rich cultural scene, As a member of The Community Foundation of Louisville’s Hadley Creatives Second Cohort they helped create “Discomfort Zones,” a multidisciplinary installation work presented at Actors Theatre of Louisville. As co-founder and Artistic Director of The Louisville Fringe Festival, Fireel works to make sure other creators have the space to create. Looking for Lilith Theatre produced their play “Note” in May of 2018. Suspend Productions, of which he is a co-founder, produced their original Circus Theatre works “A Tale of Love and Tarot," “Orpheus: A Silent Circus,” and “Fabled Fragments.” With the Derby City Playwrights, of which they’re a founding member, they wrote three full length plays; “Nobody Bunny and the Golden Age of Animation,” "The Bus Stop at Sycamore and Vine,” and “Note.” Theatre 502 produced a workshop production of the full length play Nobody Bunny in the Golden Age of Animation, which won the 2017 award for best new play from Arts Louisville. Theatre 502 also produced Keel’s short works “The Tale of Fox and the Chinese Magician,” “Karmi and the Ghosts of Memory;” and the The Human Frequency Project, a creative place making project held at 1619 Flux.


Note, (current) June 20 2019

Resume, Allie Fireel (Eli Keel) 11 21 2019