Kerri Allen

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

I am an award-winning writer and active publicist who gets both sides of the industry. (En dos idiomas.) I focus mainly on arts and culture, with a slant to the U.S. Hispanic and international side of things. I can write a perfectly-targeted press release because I'm on the receiving end of the weak ones. I know what works and I make it work. Based in the media mecca of New York City, I immerse myself everything from rooftop parties in Bushwick to brand definition via Web 2.0. If you're looking for a high-energy, bilingual publicist to get the word out, shoot me an email today. More PR info at Writing info at


Content Editor (online)
3 Years
6 Years
6 Years


Arts & Humanities
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
6 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
4 Years
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

American Theatre magazine (3-5), Trump's Poker Life (1-2), Time Out New York (10+), Back Stage (10+), Metro New York (1-2), The L Magazine (1-2), Latino Leaders magazine (10+), Hispanic Outlook magazine (10+), The New York Times (6-10), Nummer (Sweden) (3-5), Diverse Issues in Higher Education (3-5), Alternative Medicine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

dELiA*s, Inc. (6-10), Merrill Lynch (individual contract) (1-2), The Synergos Institute (1-2), New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (3-5), New Jersey Theatre Alliance (3-5), Peloton Creative Group (1-2), Harmony By Karate (3-5), REVOLUCION Hispanic BrandMakers (3-5), Danielle Ann Millican, Inc. (1-2)

Other Work History

Director, Public Relations: REVOLUCION Hispanic BrandMakers (Feb 2008-present) Assistant Director of Marketing & PR: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Apr 2002-Sept 2005)

Technical Skills

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

Foreign Language Skills



Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Dreamweaver, some HTML, Mac OS X, Windows 2000


iBook G4, Canon PowerShot SD200 digital camera, audio recorder


Upon request


The New York Times Foundation scholarship to attend Eugene O'Neill Critics Institute (2006) One of three arts journalists to be a Theatre Communications Group fellow and participant in the National Theatre Criticism/Affiliated Writers Program (2005-06) 1st Place, New Jersey Press Association's collegiate division for Arts & Entertainment/Critical Writing (2001)


Public Relations Society of America Hispanic Public Relations Society American Society of Journalists and Authors American Theatre Critics Association International Association of Theatre Critics


Travel Writing

The population in the United States should hit 300 million any day now. Thankfully, there are still some less inhabited places to go on the globe, but not many. In the middle of the In, Ocean is Fregate Island Private located within the archipelago nation of Seychelles. Sure there's a luxury spa and white granite beaches, but more importantly, there are never more than 40 guests on the island at any one time.
The word for "heaven" is the same in Spanish and Italian: cielo. In Tuscany, Italy though, heaven goes by the name Adler Thermae. This luxurious spa and wellness resort, nestled within Italy's Orcia Valley by the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni, is undeniably divine.


Is Teach for America a brilliant way to bring Ivy League talent into some of the nation’s neediest classrooms? Or is it just letting them pad their résumés at the expense of inner city students?
COVER STORY about Borderlands Theatre, a feisty Arizona theatre that dove headlong into the immigration debate.
If you stop and think about it, the number of insane artists in New York could top the number of roaches. But unlike las cucarachas, performers don't scamper away when the lights are flicked on. Beginning May 26, the Brooklyn Playwrights Collective turns the spotlight on Antonin Artaud, one of the craziest and most, ahem, committed theater artists in history

News Stories

On a warm Friday evening earlier this month, Nijerah Battle and Najah McLean walked about two miles from their homes in the Marion Gardens public housing complex here to a Girl Scout meeting.
A bit more than 10 years ago, Tracey Scott Wilson descended to the lobby of her apartment building to find a teetering tower of packages addressed to her. It seemed not only that all the manuscripts of her novel had been rejected, but that all 30 had arrived back on the same day.


If smuggling talent into the U.S. is a felony, then Catalina Sandino Moreno is in trouble. The 23-year old colombiana crept onto American movie screens this July with the feature film "María Full of Grace" ("María Llena Eres De Gracia") after being chosen from more than 800 actors to play the title role.
The man had big shoes to fill—and all he had to wear was Armani. Sure, he may look like a million bucks, but Michael R. Bloomberg is actually worth $5 billion. When he speaks, one could picture Woody Allen delivering the lines, but this man is no nebbish.


It is a good thing that Plato is dead, because Glen Berger gives the philosopher a run for his money with his harrowing drama ''Underneath the Lintel.'' The one-man show that at once questions the existence of God, our place in the universe and the importance of library fees, made its debut in Manhattan in the shadow of 9/11.


I was a member of Opus Dei — you know, the Catholic organization that was outed by “The Da Vinci Code” and is getting more bad press in Ron Howard’s new film. I unwittingly joined during my sophomore year at a Catholic girls’ high school in New Jersey.