Allie Costa is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, director, and singer working in film, TV, theatre, and voiceover. 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 booked and recorded the lead role in an animated film. More details to come!
• The One They Kept and Clean Slate were both selected for the Atlantic Acting School Festival, streaming May 20th-22nd. In Clean Slate, a woman seeks forgiveness from someone dear to her. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Caitlin Sullivan, featuring Sophie Smith, Emily Ross, and Vicky Gitre. The One They Kept proves that the truth shouldn't be redacted. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Caitlin Sullivan, featuring Doron Malka and Ian Aric. Get tickets!
• Public Domain will make its West End debut May 27th-30th. Allie is featured in this innovative new show described as a musical Black Mirror about The Social Dilemma. Watch the clip Rise and Conquer. Public Domain was written by Forristal & Clarke.
• My Big Fat Blonde Musical is up for Emmy consideration for short form comedy, drama, or variety series. Allie plays Allegra on the series.
• Allie plays Miss Gardwell, a sweet and curious dog owner, in the latest episode of The Kit Bull Story podcast.
• Alice in Quarantine was published. Allie contributed multiple scenes to this innovative, family-friendly play inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Order your copy and get the production rights!
• Allie's scripts A Novel Idea and Dear Neighbor were both selected for Bangkok Community Theatre's online festival. A Novel Idea was directed by Bonnie Zellerbach. Dear Neighbor was directed by Claudia Liu.
• Alice in Quarantine was produced at Sacred Heart Middle School.
• Allie plays Allegra, a bubbly barista, on the new series My Big Fat Blonde Musical. Tune in to see her singing and dancing in the middle of a coffeehouse and cartwheeling down Hollywood Boulevard.
• Allie booked and recorded the lead role in an animated film. More details to come!
• Allie booked and filmed a cool new interactive film.
• Allie sang two songs in What the Audience Didn't See, a livestreamed cabaret.
• Allie booked and recorded a new role on a scripted podcast.
• Dear Neighbor is now an immersive audio experience. In this series of vignettes, we hear the internal monologues of two characters as they encounter different tenants in their apartment building. Written and directed by Allie Costa, featuring Giselle Muise and Socks Whitmore, with sound design and sound editing by India Stachyra, produced by Soundscape Theater. Available on Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Facebook.
• Allie played a lead role in a workshop of a new dramatic musical dealing with mental health and identity.
• Yes, And... was part of the Northland Pioneer College Virtual Spring Play Festival. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Patrick Day, this comedy features Kellie Stanton and Taya Hancock as two mismatched scene partners in an online improv class.
• She Has Seen the Wolf was part of Ouachita Baptist University's One Act Play Festival. In this realistic modern-day take on Little Red Riding Hood, a woman asserts herself after receiving unwanted attention from a stranger. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Hannah Anderson, featuring Hayley Johnson, Aaron Whitten, and Nicolas Hazlett.
• Wayward had a reading at Play Club West's SWAN Day. In this witchy comedy inspired by the Scottish play, three weird sisters try to write the perfect prophecy for their demanding boss. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Max Herzfeld, featuring Eva Mahgrefteh, Emily Donn, Dorothy Grace Laity Lombardi, and Sarah Hunter, with Athena Louise Hyacinth providing stage directions.
• Allie's script Yes, And... was a semi-finalist in the inaugural JL Smith New Play Festival.
• Seven and We Can Be Heroes were both part of Gi60 Houston.
• Allie plays Allegra, a bubbly barista, on the new series My Big Fat Blonde Musical. This energetic body positive show is sure to please fans of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
• Future Shock was shared at the Get Loud Festival. Written, directed, and performed by Allie Costa, the film follows a woman who goes back in time to give herself the heads up about an event that rocked the world. Watch Future Shock now!
• Allie performed an excerpt of Private Citizen for the Get Loud Festival curated by Project La Femme.
• Check out Allie's interview on My Big Fat Blonde Musical's live post-show.
• Allie played Janet in Mommy Milk Cafe, a comedy by Sara States, directed by Megan Toffolo, produced by Spark Creative Works.
• Allie is featured in #bwayworldrecord. The video features performers from all over the globe singing From Now On from The Greatest Showman to raise awareness for The Actors Fund while trying to break a Guinness World Record.
• A Novel Idea was part of Ohio State University at Mansfield's streaming festival. After months of idly talking about making a book club, four crafty coworkers finally buckle down and create one. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Mary Frankenfield, featuring Lu Ann Howard, Cam Baker, Haley Bedocs, and Katy Esmont.
• Allie's heartwrenching script Unfinished Business had a reading at Theatre Unmasked.
• You Me & Her aired on TV throughout January and February. Allie plays the younger version of the lead in this award-winning sci-fi comedy. When thirty versions of one person are zapped through the wormhole at the US Department of Parallel Resettlement, an unhappy girl finds out she is the worst possible version of herself, inspiring her to change her ways at the expense of destroying the universe. You Me & Her is also available on Amazon.
• Doorstep Dances was released. Allie choreographed and performed her own piece, entitled Precipice. The project raised funds for Broadway Cares/Dancers Responding to AIDS.
• Allie plays a sweet little puppy named Chanel on the new podcast The Kit Bull Story.
• Allie has a cameo in the documentary #StandBy.
• Allie gave a livestreamed talk called The Write Stuff filled with tips on how to create memorable characters, expand your premise, and think outside the box, with additional considerations for short plays/scripts. The event was hosted by Theatre Unmasked.
• Allie's script Heartfelt had a reading on Valentine's Day at PRT.
• Allie's script Boxes Are Magic was a semi-finalist for B3 Theater's Festival of Shorts.
• Tofurkey Day had a reading at Theatre Unmasked. This multi-generational comedy by Allie Costa is always in season.
• Glitter and Smoke was selected for the Fast & Furious Festival. This nostalgic monologue was written by Allie Costa, performed by Pam Kingsley, directed by Jessica Loomer, and produced by Stage Left Theater.
• Future Shock screened at League of Professional Theatre Women. Written, directed, and performed by Allie Costa, the film follows a woman who goes back in time to give herself the heads up about an event that rocked the world. Watch Future Shock now!
• Allie appeared on Broadway and Beyond, a new series about acting and working in the industry.
• Allie booked and recorded a new scripted podcast that will be available next month.
• Choreography Confined screened at the Midnight Film Festival. Featuring Sofia Canosa, Allie Costa, Katie Kennedy, Lia Martin, Alariza Nevarez, and Birte Widmann, this film is the result of a virtual dance composition retreat produced by Indigo Arts Collective and Shea Donovan.
• How I Knew Her was part of the Spark Creative Works streaming play festival. When two strangers cross paths in a graveyard, they discover they are mourning the same person. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Josie McSwane, featuring Katrina Robinson and Giovanni Marine.
• She Has Seen the Wolf was also in the Spark Creative Works festival. In this dramatic modern-day twist on Little Red Riding Hood, a woman fights to be believed after receiving unwanted attention from a stranger. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Katt Gerardi, featuring Matye Natalio, Alex McKay, and Chris Cardona.
• In the Heist, a madcap comedy written by Allie Costa, had a reading at Theatre Unmasked.
• Allie played the lead in a workshop of the musical Pickpocket. In turn-of-the-century Manhattan, a pickpocket finds an opportunity to reform herself through her love of performing vaudeville.
• Allie was featured in Ripples, a new film about dance and self-expression.
• Human Resources was selected for the Awesome Con Short Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best in Show. In the film, Allie plays an extremely self-assured nurse employed by a sadistic doctor at a horrifying hospital.
• Allie was featured in Dance How You Feel Right Now: Our House. The film features over 100 people from all over the world dancing from one room to the next.
• Allie was featured in the lyric video for Nadia Vaeh's new song Christmas Cards.
• Allie played a restless, thoughtful young woman in a reading of the new play Here, Now, Here.
• What happens when you wear your heart on your sleeve? Heartfelt, written by Allie Costa, had a reading at Theatre Unmasked.
• Choreography Confined is a finalist for the International Moving Film Festival and a semi-finalist for the Online Isolation Festival.
• Allie was interviewed in Shoutout LA. She discussed the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, how to create (and believe in!) your own work, and how she stays motivated. Check it out!
• Allie's film Constellations had its world premiere at Beyond Our Bodies, a film festival presented by Creative Collabs and Global Variety Performance which streamed online and featured brand-new work from artists all over the world.
• Allie played Kelly, an absolute sweetheart, in the film New Computer.
• Allie voiced multiple roles in Disconnected, a new dramatic film inspired by real events.
• Allie played sweet and loyal Vee Vee in the dramedy 2,000 Questions. Three college-aged best friends (Brynne Piesco, Josh Ewing, and Allie Costa) catch up on a Friday night. Written by Jamie Dawson, directed by Khari Johnson, produced by Theatre Unmasked for the Places festival.
• Allie plays Spike, the perkiest bandit you ever did see, in the new family-friendly musical Gideon and the Blundersnorp.
• Allie was featured on the Thankful episode of the podcast A Moment of Your Time.
• As You May Be Aware was also part of the Places festival. In this timely drama, three different authority figures in a teenager's life meet to discuss what's best for him - and for themselves. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Chris Goodrich, featuring Sonia Bhatia, Natalia Dozier-Torrelio, and Isaac Otterman.
• Allie directed Josh Ewing's new script, The Curse of Ilse Walpurga, for the Places festival. The story shuttles back and forth between the 1500s and present day to reveal the truth about a tragedy. Featuring Gloria Kelly, Jamie Dawson, and Giselle Muise.
• And Peggy was part of the 365 Women a Year Festival. This short play about Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy Schuyler honors the Schuyler family legend about the day Peggy saved her sisters. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Lucy Louise as Peggy, Gracie Guy as Eliza, Zaria Swanigan as Angelica, and Jessica Gray as Catherine, directed by Jade Ahneman, produced by White Mouse Productions.
• Faking Glory had a livestreamed reading produced by Almost Adults. Carlos, a high school senior, is nominated for Homecoming Queen as a prank, but he's determined to go to the dance anyway. Meanwhile, his best friend Marija is going through an identity crisis of her own. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Aaron Leventman, featuring Guy Dunphy and Zoe Margolis.
• Allie's piece Back There was performed at Greater Manchester Fringe as part of Gasp.
• Allie's script Mindstream was a finalist for Science Fiction Shorts.
• Choreography Confined was selected for A Confined Urban Vision at Urban Visions: Beyond the Ideal City film festival.
• Future Shock was screened at the BoxFest Detroit Film Festival. In this time traveling romp of pandemic proportions, a woman unexpectedly gets the chance to go back in time and give herself the heads up about an event that rocked the world. Future Shock was written, directed, and performed by Allie Costa.
• Allie participated in the BoxFest Director Q&A. Panelists discussed the creative process, producing in a pandemic, and the differences between directing film and theatre.
• Allie performed her piece Creepypasta on the podcast A Moment of Your Time. It's available wherever you listen to podcasts: Spotify, Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, OMNY.FM, and more!
• Choreography Confined screened all month long at the Astoria Film Festival. Featuring Sofia Canosa, Allie Costa, Katie Kennedy, Lia Martin, Alariza Nevarez, and Birte Widmann, this project is the result of a virtual dance composition retreat which culminated in individual works streaming online as well as this film, which was produced by Indigo Arts Collective and Shea Donovan.
• Stay Home was published in SLAMinutes, an anthology raising awareness for mental health. Proceeds go to the charity Mind.
• Allie's piece Back There was performed at Brighton Fringe as part of A Last Gasp.
• Allie narrated a passage adapted from This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. Take a listen.
• Allie is the voice of the ominous narrator in the video game Aether Twins. Listen to a sneak peek.
• View Allie's resume and headshots. Film/TV credits include 90210, You Me & Her, Unusual Suspects, Goldfish Love, Pizza With Aeneas, and What She Said. Theatre credits include Spring Awakening, Hamlet, Gypsy, Wake, and Alien vs. Musical.
• Listen to Allie's singing and voiceover demos and watch Allie's singing/live performance videos. Allie can be heard on a variety of original cast recordings, soundtracks, podcasts, animated projects, video games, audio dramas, and audio books.