ALLE MIMS is a playwright interested in exploring race and class, gender and sexuality, and power and abuse, through satire and dark humor. As a queer black person who lived in Texas for 9 years, they know how to laugh through desperate times.
Alle Mims is originally from San Diego but earned their BA in acting/directing at Texas Women’s University in 2016. Since graduation, they have worked professionally as an actor on stage and screen, with a special love for Shakespeare. In 2018, they served as an editor for the Dallas-Ft. Worth Theatre Standards, modeled after the Chicago Theatre Standards. In 2019, they co-produced the first ever Womxn in Theatre Festival in Dallas (Brickroad Theatre). They also co-founded Altered Shakespeare, a company dedicated to giving opportunities to BIPOC, queer, and untapped talent, as well as bringing classic works to new audiences.
Alle Mims’ short play, Sally and Thomas; which shows a satirical conversation between Sally Hemmings and her slave-master, Thomas Jefferson; was produced locally three times in 2018/2019 (Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Sundown Collaborative Theatre, The Guinea Pig IV). They also collaborated with 7 local Dallas playwrights to create The Tree – An American Rock Musical, with music from Veteran Children, for Imprint Theatreworks’ 2020/2021 digital season.