Bio

Alison Kelly has been making her living as an actor, a comedian, a writer and theatre instructor for the past thirty years. As an actor she has performed across Canada and as far afield as Australia. She is one of the original creator/performers of the award winning, internationally acclaimed Mom’s The Word Trilogy. As well, Alison has written or co-written six other shows (The Day Before ChristmasConversations With My MotherThis is 50WinceThe Stayfresh Special and Who Do You Think You Are) and is one of the creators of the comedy website rantingparent.com. As an educator, Alison has taught ages 3 – 73 through schools, Continuing Education, private workshops, PIXAR Canada, the Vancouver Film School and Studio 58. Alison is a proud graduate of Studio 58.

...the way the creators have used their experiences and insights to communicate a whole world of emotions and discoveries means this cabaret can be appreciated and embraced by a much broader audience of men and women. Just don’t forget your Kleenex. The tears are never too far behind the laughter in this one.

Barbara Crook, The Vancouver Sun Vancouver, Canada

…All the stories have the ring of truth and hilarious familiarity, and are cunningly arranged in a structure that is both satisfying and theatrical.

Michael Coveney, The Daily Mail London, UK

Mom’s the Word is a beautifully crafted show, full of warm, tragic-comedy rhythm of life and absolutely impossible to dislike…providing one of the funniest and most enjoyable girls’ nights out currently on offer in Britain.

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman Glasgow, UK