Norman Allen


Playwright and essayist Norman Allen has shared his personal exploration of faith and culture with readers at the Washington Post and Smithsonian, and on blogs at On Being, Tikkun Daily, and Tin House. His plays have been commissioned by the Kennedy Center, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the Karlin Music Theatre in Prague, with subsequent productions across the United States, Asia, and Europe. Follow him at @WriterNorm.

Stories by Norman Allen

Let’s Appreciate the Bible’s Contradictions

There’s much to be gained when we explore the quirks of sacred scripture.

How to Live a Monastic Life (Minus the Monastery)

I may not be able to grow old in a monastery, but I can discover its beauty in my life today.