With 10 years of directing experience, a BFA in Scenic Design and a dual MFA in Directing and Integrated Media, Keating has a unique way of expanding texts, actors and space unlike traditional theater directors. Originating as a theatrical designer, she is a true singular visionary, imagining the world of a play in totality. She has experience working with young talent and seasoned professionals and the ability to create true team camaraderie, bringing out the best in the people she works with. If you are looking for a director who will create something completely fresh and new, look no further.
… absorbing and moving, thanks to skilled atmospheric scene-setting via feverish projections and some beautiful performances.
- The Scotsman Review
Keating has curated large scale exhibitions, performance festivals, and contributed to seasons in major arts institutions such as The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, the public art organization Los Angeles Nomadic Division, 3LD Art & Technology Center in Lower Manhattan, Blue Roof Studios in Los Angeles, Calarts, and through her own curatorial initiatives within Wild Art Group. Her network of artists working in Los Angeles is expansive and she maintains personal relationships with hundreds of taste makers, curators, programmers, art collectors, and artists from every genre. Her curatorial practice represents the cutting edge of the performing arts, focusing on the artists who are taking risks and advancing their genre. She specializes in free events in the public realm.
Allison is an exquisite thinker. She continuously delivers above and beyond what is expected.
- Patti Wolff, Director of Programming, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Producing / Project Management
Keating has produced hundreds of festivals, performances, exhibitions, installations, videos, podcasts, music, fundraising events, and art parties in the visual arts, performing arts, and online digital formats. She has worked with some of the worlds most celebrated artists and largest corporations. Her professional demeanor, diplomatic calm, supreme organizational skills and exceptional leadership abilities are a welcomed resource to any project.
Allison is a real go-getter. She makes things happen for herself and the people she works for.
- John Henningsen, President, Thymele Art
Keating is a world builder. Her imagination jumps off the page and ignites any story to truly magical levels. Originating her career as a scenic and production designer and then transitioning into multi-media directing, Keating can lead your creative team in producing original content at any scale. She has directed performances with 30 projectors, 80’ projection surfaces, holographic video screens, trans-media projects utilizing social media as the performance arena, and multi-room immersive spaces.
She is a diverse artist with an inquisitive spirit, often working in cross-disciplinary methods and shows a unique ability to experiment with form and how an audience encounters the work to better explore the subject matter.
- Travis Preston, Director