Allie Costa is a Los Angeles-based actress working in film, TV, theatre, and voiceover. She can usually be found on a set, in a theatre, or in a secondhand bookstore. She always has energy to burn and a song to sing. When not performing the works of others, she's writing her own. Occasionally, she sleeps.
• Allie will reprise her critically-acclaimed role as Annie in Alien vs. Musical at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June. This award-winning new musical by Erik Przytulski and Steve Troop answers the question: What happens when the world of musical theatre meets the most terrifying and destructive alien in all cinema history? Learn more. Get tickets.
• The cast of Alien vs. Musical will sing at Rockwell Table & Stage as part of MUSI-CAL on Monday, June 6th. Get tickets!
• Allie just wrapped principal photography on the film Second Service. She plays a girl on a prestigious tennis team who has no tolerance for bad players.
• Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon was selected for Resurrection Theatre's Save Our Shorts play festival, running June 9th through June 19th at Three Penny Theater in Sacramento. Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon is a dark comedy about what it takes to be a true professional. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Aerin Morneau, featuring Mallory Brodeur as Brooke and Justin Kortuem as the Messenger. Get tickets.
• Two of Allie's short pieces, Pit Stop and Amelia, Still, were selected for Gi60 2016 and will be performed June 9th through June 11th at the New Workshop Theatre in Brooklyn. Get tickets.
• Two more of Allie's short pieces, Sleepwalker and Back There, were selected for the Gi60 #NextGen festival, also being held in Brooklyn. Performances will be Friday, June 10th at 8 PM at the Tantrum Theatre and Saturday, June 11th at 2 PM at the New Workshop Theatre.
• Faking Glory has been selected for Queeroism, a festival being held in Chicago at Collaboraction on July 8th and 9th. Learn more.
• In the film You Me & Her, Anna (Shannon Woodward from Raising Hope) meets 30 alternate versions of herself and realizes they're all cooler than she is. Allie plays the teen version of Anna; Tina Majorino (Veronica Mars) plays Anna's roommate. The movie was written and directed by Sarah Doyle. You can see two different versions of Allie-as-Anna in the movie trailer. The film's next screening is July 15th at Bluestocking6 in Maine.
• How I Knew Her will be produced September 16th through September 25th by Eden Prairie Players in Minnesota. Written by Allie Costa, How I Knew Her captures the meeting of two strangers whose paths cross in a graveyard and discover they are mourning the same person - but for very different reasons.
• The View From Here will be published in the Smith and Kraus anthology 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance. The View From Here has roots in Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World and its subject, Anna Christina Olson. The anthology will be published in the fall of 2016.
• She Has Seen the Wolf, written by Allie Costa, was one of six plays named Best of PlayGround-LA. The selected plays were published in the Best of PlayGround Los Angeles 2016 anthology and had staged readings at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood. The reading was directed by Jennifer Chang and featured Christina Wren as Scarlett, Clayton B. Hodges as Jasper, and Richard Ruyle as Officer Graff. The premise: A modern-day Red Riding Hood asserts herself after receiving unwanted attention from a wolf. Learn more.
• You Me & Her was screened at 107 Projects in Redfern, Australia. In the film, Anna (played by Shannon Woodward) meets 30 alternate versions of herself and realizes they're all cooler than she is. Allie plays the teen version of Anna. Watch the trailer.
• Femme Noir, written and directed by Allie Costa, was produced by Urban Theatre Movement in Los Angeles. Inspired by classic noir stories such as Double Indemnity, Femme Noir follows a female P.I. hired by a notorious playboy to solve a murder in 1944. The production featured Meghan Lewis, Spencer Weitzel, Evelyn Lorena, Cassie Carpenter, and Isabella Eisenpresser.
• Allie played Barbara in a reading of The Devil You Know, a new musical adaptation of the film Angel on My Shoulder.
• She Was Never Lost was produced at the Rover Dramawerks 365 Women a Year Festival in Plano, Texas. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Kevin Westbrook, this short one-woman piece featured Emory Lambert as Alice Liddell, who inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The festival included 15 different plays about extraordinary women in past and present history.
• Checkpoint, a short comedy written by Allie Costa and directed by Mary Brophy, hit LCB Dinner Theater and other venues in Florida.
• Allie played Lucinda in Into the Woods, produced by The Confidential Musical Theatre Project. For one night only, a group of fearless professional actors gathered at the Colony Theatre to perform Sondheim's famous fairy tale musical live on stage without ever having rehearsed together - and it was amazing. Learn more about the project.
• The Potion of Wisdom had its first screening in Los Angeles. Written and directed by Connor Jacob, the film stars Allie Costa, Alec Gaylord, and April Lang. Set in 19th-century France, the story follows Rose (Allie) and Jean-Paul (Alec) as they learn to be careful what they wish for, lest it come true.
• Raise Your Hand, a new dramatic play by Allie Costa, was staged at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood. Starring Roxanna Kaye and Brett Colbeth, directed by Miranda Stewart, produced by 2Cents Theatre Group at INK Fest 2016.
• A Moment of Silence, written by Allie Costa, inspired by the life of Leelah Alcorn, had a staged reading at 13th Street Rep in New York for In Her Name, a festival produced by NOplays. The reading was directed by Abigail Barr and featured Bear Spiegel, Erika Amato, and Kaitlyn Fouts.
• Little Swan, a Pas de Deux was staged at Silk Road Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut as part of HERSTORY, a festival produced by NOplays. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Brooks Appelbaum, the play featured Elisa Albert as Anna Pavlova and Stella Baker as Madame. Read Allie's interview with NOplays. Little Swan was published in Best of PlayGround Los Angeles and is available for licensing and production.
• Allie's comedies Breaking Cover, Reliving History, and Looking Foreclosure had staged readings at Meta Theatre in Hollywood, directed by Collette Rutherford, produced by Infinite Jest Theatre Company. The cast included Ben Campbell, Julianne Dowler, Gail Friedland, Charlie Howell, Courtney Locks, Maria Mastroyanis, Doug Mattingly, and Hollister Starrett.
• Labyrinthine, Allie's comedic take on the Minotaur myth, was selected for Variations: Spring and had a workshop in San Diego.
• Allie booked a role in The Confidential Musical Theatre Project! She can't tell you much, but she can tell you this much: it's a musical you know and love; the musical is cast in advance with professional actors, but there are no group rehearsals; and the audience shows up not knowing what musical it is. Learn more about the project. The show will be held Sunday, April 3rd at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.
• The Potion of Wisdom (formerly titled Qualia) is now in post-production and will be screened in April.
• Allie performed "There is No Tomorrow" from Alien vs. Musical at A Little New Music at Rockwell Table & Stage.
• She Has Seen the Wolf was selected for PlayGround-LA and had a staged reading at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood. This modern-day take on Little Red Riding Hood tackles the subjects of street harassment and assault. She Has Seen the Wolf was written by Allie Costa, directed by Jim Kleinmann, and featured Lyndsy Kail as Scarlett, Clayton B. Hodges as Jasper, and Tahmus Rounds as Officer Graff.
• Allie performed in the New Voices Project.
• Allie played energetic, enthusiastic Zoe in a reading of Hannah Doty's new screenplay, Surviving Life.
• Breaking Cover had its world premiere at the Urban Waves Open Hydrant Play Festival at The Point Theater in the Bronx. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Cassandra Giovine, this unique spring break comedy about spies, lies, and alibis (and pancakes!) featured Shannon Uphold, Monica Ammerman, Pablo Sandstrom, and Ryan Glynn.
• Allie's original piece Two Girls was selected for the first-ever Reproductive Freedom Festival, held March 20th in New York. Two Girls was part of the Next Generations segment, directed by Stacey Linnartz, featuring MacKenzie Meehan and Julia Kelly. The festival was livestreamed for an international audience.
• 35MM: A Musical Exhibition had a six-week run at The Complex in Hollywood. It was the first Los Angeles professional production of this innovative musical, which is based on the photographs of Matthew Murphy with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver. The cast: Jeff Scot Carey, Cody Clark, Emily Clark, Nate Parker, Vincent Perez, Dana Shaw, and Katherine Washington. The directors: Lucas Alifano, Meghan Allison, Amy Bartlett, Jeff Scot Carey, Emily Clark, John Ross Clark, and Allie Costa.
• Drop in the Ocean was selected for the Bellarmine International 10-Minute Play Festival and had its world premiere in Kentucky. Written by Allie Costa, this play is dedicated to the conservation of marine protected areas, also called "hope spots." The production was directed by John Rooney.
• She Was Never Lost had its world premiere at Monster Box Theatre's 365 Women Festival in Michigan. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Michelle E. Alford, She Was Never Lost is a short one-woman play about the life of Alice Liddell, who inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
• Allie's play California Here We Come was named an Out on a Limb finalist.
• Allie's play A Taste of the Future was named a Lakeshore Players Theatre semi-finalist.
• Quality Assurance toured Florida, thanks to LCB Dinner Theater and other venues. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Mary Brophy.
• Allie booked a lead role in Qualia, a film set in 19th-century France. Principal photography began in February.
• Allie lent her voice to a cool, spooky character in a new video game. Which game? Her lips are sealed until it's officially revealed.
• Allie performed her original piece Coffee and Cocoa at Samuel French's Monologue-a-Looza. Julia Cho performed Allie's piece For Valentina.
• Two Girls was staged at the Keble Arts Festival in Oxford. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Milla Jackson, this haunting duologue featured Phoebe Ladenburg and Naomi Peters.
• Tofurkey Day was selected for the Fantastic.Z New Works Festival and produced at Eclectic Theater in Seattle. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Kate Arnold-Huisentruit, the production featured Jessica Severance as Moira, Sarah Winsor as Angie, Mary E. Brown as Sandy, Kevin Harland as Duke, and Katya Davida Landau as Lucinda. Tofurkey Day has also been staged in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, the UK, and Florida, where it was named Best of the Fest, Audience Choice. This multi-generational comedy is always in season.
• How I Knew Her was selected for the Kicking & Swearing one-act festival and presented in Rahway, New Jersey. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Alicia Cordero, How I Knew Her captures the meeting of two strangers whose paths cross in a graveyard. They soon discover they are mourning the same person - but for very different reasons.
• Allie's forward-thinking play A Taste of the Future was selected for Variations: Winter and had a workshop in San Diego.
• The Intervention Will Be Televised, a funny look at the effects of binge-watching TV shows, had a sold-out run at Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Bryan Rasmussen, this was the world premiere of the play, which previously had readings at Play Club West and Drama West.
• Femme Noir was produced at Old Library Theatre in New Jersey. Inspired by classic noir stories such as Double Indemnity, the play follows a female private investigator hired by a notorious playboy to solve a murder in 1944. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Toni Braun, the cast included Debra Carozza-Lynch, Geoffrey Waumans, Judy Wilson, Elizabeth Marsh, and Brittany Bur.
• How Soon is Now? was selected for The Morrissey Plays and produced by San Francisco Theater Pub at the popular Bay Area venue PianoFight. How Soon is Now? is a solo piece written by Allie Costa. It was performed by Kitty Torres and directed by Stuart Bousel.
• Allie's funny play The Intervention Will Be Televised was selected for the Winter Shorts festival, running at Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles January 19th through February 23rd. If you've ever binge-watched a TV show, you'll appreciate this production.
• Stay tuned for the new post-apocalyptic series Remain Calm. Allie is a guest star in the second episode.
• Allie played smart & sweet British schoolgirl Paige in A Knight at the Museum at the ASCAP/DreamWorks musical workshop in Los Angeles.
• Allie performed at Disney Imagineering as part of the New Voices Project.
• You might recognize Allie from an anti-smoking commercial for the #LeftSwipeDat campaign.
• Music of the Mind had its world premiere in Los Angeles. Music of the Mind was written and directed by Allie, who also played the role of Alice, a girl struggling with mental illness. Vincent Perez and Hannah Doty rounded out the cast.
• Following Femme Noir's successful run in D.C., Allie was honored with the award for Best Script at the 2015 One-Act Festival.
• Allie gives voice to Hollywood's first "It" Girl in Starring Clara Bow. Listen to songs from the musical, which is currently in development.
• Allie was featured in Backstage. Read the interview!
• Allie's article Back to Basics: How to Be Yourself While Pretending to Be Someone Else was published on Actors Access.
• Allie plays Beethoven's first student (and first love) in For Elise, a film which involved both motion capture and voiceover work.
• Click here for Allie's resume. Check out Allie's credits on IMDb. Film/TV credits include 90210, Unusual Suspects, Goldfish Love, Pizza With Aeneas, and Solace. Theatre credits include Spring Awakening, Hamlet, Gypsy, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Anything Goes.
• Listen to Allie's musical theatre and animation voiceover demo. Allie can be heard on the original cast soundtracks of Starring Clara Bow, Invisible, Juliet of the Sky, Mr. Potcher's Holiday, Limberlost, You Made Me Love You, and more. Visit Allie's SoundCloud.
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