Allana Harkin's play Real Estate premiered at Theatre Collingwood and was later produced by Theatre Aquarius, Centaur Theatre, and the Thousand Islands Playhouse in the same theatre season. Real Estate continues to be produced across the country and as far away as New Zealand. Ms. Harkin is a writer and performer with the acclaimed sketch troupe "The Atomic Fireballs" who have performed in Canada and the United States, and were nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. Other writing includes work in television and the musical The Review, which premiered at the SummerWorks Festival. In addition to writing, Allana is also an accomplished actor who works in both theatre and television. She is an MFA graduate of York University and resides in Toronto where she balances her creative life with the domestic bliss of home renovations and baby diapers.