Allison Lanier Powell
Allison Lanier Powell, aged 28, beloved daughter of Dayle and William Spencer, of Estes Park, Colorado, and Donald W. and Bonny Powell, of Marietta, Georgia, died Sunday, January 2, 2011, in Boston.
Allison was an accomplished theater producer, director, play write, and performer. For more than 22 years she had been in stage performances.
Her most recent play was ‘Choose Thine Own Adventure’, which she co-wrote with William Shakespeare. It ran for six weeks of sold-out performances in Chicago in September and October.
She attended elementary school in Lilburn, Georgia, then moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she graduated with honors from Seabury Hall. She served as the student body President and performed in many plays while a student there.
She graduated cum laude from Colgate University in New York, majoring in religion and philosophy. She also studied at St. Andrews University, Scotland and in Melbourne, Australia. During her college years she was active in experimental theatre and after graduation worked in the San Francisco theater community.
She is survived by her brother, Geoffrey Taft Powell of Nashville, Tennessee and step- brothers Matthew Spencer-Grice of Portland, Oregon, and Daniel, Matthew and David Phillips of Marietta, Georgia.
A celebration of her life on the stage will premier on Friday, January 14, at 2 p.m., at the Strand Theater in Marietta, Georgia, with a reception immediately following. It will also be simultaneously web-cast. To watch the performance, go to the website at bit.ly/celebrateAllie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Allie’s honor be made to the Seabury Hall Performing Arts Center, Maui, Hawaii.