Allison Prouty (Executive Director) joined The Big Quiz Thing in 2012. Principal and Founder of Second Bolt (Founder in 2009), Allison has over 20 years of experience producing and managing events, festivals, and benefits; developing marketing and sales programs; business development and fundraising. Recent clients include World Connect, SITI Company, Symphonics Distribution, Electric Zoo Music Festival (NYC). Euphoria Music Festival (Austin), Imagine Music Festival (Atlanta) and the Brooklyn Mirage.
She received her “black belt” while working with Eve Ensler and the V-Day team for five years as the Associate Artistic Director. Highlights include serving as an Associate Producer on the 25-City National Tour and Broadway Production of Eve Ensler’s The Good Body, producing screenings of the documentary Until the Violence Stops at Sundance Film Festival and Miami International Film Festival, and the Festival Producer of the NYC citywide, Until the Violence Stops, featuring events at The Hammerstein Ballroom, Studio 54, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. While producing with V-Day, Allison was lucky enough to work across the USA as well as produce events in Egypt, India, Italy and Mexico. A business minded creative spirit, Allison’s theatre/film related credits include Associate Producer (Women’s Project and Productions in NYC), Guest Director (The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival), Session Director/Director of Children’s Casting (O’Connor Casting in Chicago), Assistant Director (Hartford Stage), and Assistant Production Manager during the inaugural season of The Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier.
Allison currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the SITI Company. She is a proud graduate of Skidmore College and resides in Beacon, NY with her husband, their twins Rebel and Ronin, and their dog, Pickles.