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Molly Allis (she/they) is a queer artist, educator, filmmaker and musician. Their work focuses largely on community-building through storytelling and play. Molly studied directing and design for theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a focus in puppetry. During that time she worked with the renowned Bread & Puppet theater in Vermont, as well as Great Small Works Toy Theater Company in Brooklyn. Molly has created animations that have won awards internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Madrid Experimental Film Festival, and the Linoleum Festival in Moscow. In 2014, Molly received their MFA from California Institute of the Arts, with a focus in Integrated Media. At Occidental College, the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, and Kidspace Children’s Museum, among other organizations, she has created interactive installations that take people through imaginary worlds. Molly teaches children how to create stop-motion animated videos, build sculptures out of recycled materials, and construct puppets. Currently, they are developing a queer + inclusive children’s book series and animated world called “All Together Now!”. Originally from Boston, Molly lives in Los Angeles with their partner and two dogs.