Molly Allis (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and musician based in Los Angeles. She designs and constructs immersive environments that encourage audience participation and improvisation, often within a narrative framework. Working primarily with recycled materials, she re-imagines everyday objects that serve as props for participants to play with, while simultaneously focusing on community-building and accessibility. Her work raises questions around the boundaries of material reality by activating a world of make believe and play. The hidden potential within discarded objects extends into her work with children, where she teaches kids how to use tools to build large-scale structures out of recycled materials. She has created public art installations through the the city of Santa Monica, Occidental College, Kidspace Museum, and Community Arts Resources. Her award-winning animations have screened in festivals internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Madrid Experimental Film Festival, and the Linoleum Festival in Moscow. She has worked with the Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, and Great Small Works Toy Theater Company in Brooklyn. She spent several years performing with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, in a 30-piece radical activist marching band in New York that supports communities working for social justice. Molly received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Theater Directing/Design, and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media and Experimental Sound Practices. Molly likes whales, flowers, cartoons, donuts and sing-alongs. Their favorite color is purple.