My name is Allison Black and I was born and raised in South Florida. Yes, a true Floridian. Note the freckles and lack of tan. I have a BA in Music from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. I had a relatively normal life until I discovered improvisation and everything changed. For nearly 15 years now, I have been an actor and improvisor performing in Chicago on stage, in the sound booth, in commercials and film.
My focus, whether as an actor on stage, as a voice over artist or as a human being on this planet, is to do work that matters, touches people, and strives to connect us more deeply to one another.
And to laugh. Because, in this world, you gotta laugh.
I work on stage, screen and in the VO booth. Please see my resumé section for details of my experience and skills and check out my reel and VO demos.
Representation (On-camera, Print, Commercial VO)
I am exclusively represented by Lily's Talent Agency and my on-camera agents are Oliver Al and Courtney Stump.
eLearning and book narration projects
Reach out to me via the "Contact Me" button and I will get back with you as soon as possible.
Click to see my Audible Producer Profile.
Acting & Improvisation
Chicago Med: I appeared as Co-Star, Sue Marshall, in the season opener episode for Chicago Med on NBC! It aired 9-26-2018 at 7:00 PM CST/8:00 PM EST.
For the past 7+ years, I have been performing with Improvised Jane Austen. Since October 2018, we have been performing weekly at the iO Theatre in their Mission Theatre - Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM CST.
UPDATE: Our weekly shows have been extended through October 2019!
Improvised Jane Austen - on NPR's Here and Now
Jerermy Hobson's team came to interview us and watch our show at the iO theatre on Tuesday 2-26-2019 as a part of a segment on Comedy in Chicago. The radio show is airing this week. Here's a link to the WBUR website for the episode.
I completed narrating A Tethered Duet for Audible and it is on sale now! The novel is a romantic thriller set in Ireland written by Jessica Wayne.
This is my second Audible title.
This past fall I recorded an animation project - Mrs. Meyers Garden Compassion Project voicing "Cloud". The Compassion Project is a K-3 Children's Curriculum that will be taught in the US this fall. Ellen DeGeneres promoted this project on her show this September. Click here to link to the animated video.
Ongoing: I am voicing narration projects for a variety of fortune 500 companies.
The Nation Tap Appreciation Day show at Old Town School of Folk Music was on June 1, 2019. The show was a huge success! I will be tapping in The Nut Tapper this holiday season, reprising the fun-loving side-kick, Elf.
Ohio Lottery PSA in Cincinnati