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's critically-acclaimed duologue Two Girls was selected for The #metoo Plays, a series of readings in New York City. The reading on May 21st will feature Anna Slate as Girl One and Jillian Stevens as Girl Two, directed by Toni Salisbury. Get tickets!
• Allie booked a lead role in a horror film that shoots this summer.
• Allie booked and filmed an episode of a streaming comedy series. She plays Luna, a wide-eyed cult member whose desire to follow the rules overrides her sense of self-preservation.
• Second Service is in post-production. In the film, Allie plays a girl on a prestigious tennis team with no tolerance for bad players.
• Stay tuned for the new post-apocalyptic series Remain Calm. Allie is a guest star in the second episode.
• Allie is the voice of the ominous narrator in the video game Aether Twins. Listen to a sneak peek.
• Allie is one of the narrators of Heterotopias, an interactive virtual reality film now in post-production.
• Two Girls will be produced June 7th-16th at the inspiraTO Theatre Festival in Toronto. In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Julia Rowland, featuring Natalie Morgan and Amy O'Grady. Get tickets!
• No News is Good News will have its world premiere at Gi60 June 7th-9th in Brooklyn. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Julie Orkis as Sheila. Get tickets!
• Three of Allie's pieces - Starry-Eyed, Have You Seen Mitzi? and Hello, Sailor! - were selected for Gi60 #NextGen. The festival runs June 7th-9th in Brooklyn. Ticket info and full lineup coming soon.
• Allie plays Beethoven's first student (and first love) in For Elise. The film involved both motion capture and voiceover work.
• Allie can be seen as Jill in Nilangana Banerjee's photo exhibition The Lullaby. Previously shown at the Schomburg Gallery in Santa Monica, the exhibition will be touring later this year.
• Allie booked and shot Lovely, a short mockumentary.
• Allie was selected to be a part of a photo essay. More information when the project is public.
• Boxes Are Magic had a reading at Shetler Studios in New York City produced by Four Quarter Theater. The theme of the night: Resistance. Boxes Are Magic is a heartfelt comedy in which a woman must simultaneously contend with an unstoppable force and an immovable object. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Kirby Mason, featuring Shaun Cott as Yasmine and Sarah Hysjulien as Cali.
• Allie appeared in Hamilton's Cats, a hilarious mash-up of Broadway's beloved shows. The world premiere production was held at The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. The all-star show benefitted Kitty Bungalow, a feral cat rescue organization.
• Allie performed in the 80s Cabaret in Hollywood, singing a stripped-down acoustic version of Take On Me. Take a listen!
• A Moment of Your Time was selected for Variations: The Future and was performed at The Stage Room in San Diego. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Christopher Hutchinson and Juri Ito, this zany comedy featured Maddie Garrett and Hailey Schneider.
• Allie performed at the Chance Theater with Erik Przytulski and company, singing selections from Alien vs. Musical, Thumbelina, and Princesses.
• Two Girls was selected for She Speaks: #MeToo and performed in Paris and Ontario. The reading in Paris was directed by Camilla Bouchet. The reading in Canada was directed by Colleen Daley and featured Joanna Cleary and Tracey Kenyon. The festival was created by Flush Ink Productions. Two Girls was written by Allie Costa.
• Who She Could Have Been had its West Coast premiere at the Fantastic.Z Festival in Seattle. Written by Allie Costa, Who She Could Have Been tells the story of a couple struggling to rebuild and reconnect after losing their child. The production featured Maddy Noonan as Simi and Emma Wilkinson as Reese, directed by Caitlin McCown.
• Little Swan, a Pas de Deux had its West Coast premiere at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood, featuring Ashley Hoffman as Anna Pavlova and Julia Sanford as Madame. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Andy McQuade, produced by 2Cents Theatre Group at INK Fest 2018. Little Swan was published in Best of PlayGround Los Angeles and is available for licensing and production.
• This Provincial Life had a staged reading at Fantastic.Z B-Sides, held at 18th & Union in Seattle. This comedy about a couple considering their personal and political future was written by Allie Costa and directed by Marquicia Dominguez and Jessica Severance.
• Best Actress 1962 had its world premiere at the 365 Women a Year Festival, produced by Rover Dramawerks in Texas. Oscar nominees Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood cross paths after the awards ceremony in Best Actress 1962, written by Allie Costa, directed by Libby Mitchell, starring Jennifer Leigh as Audrey Hepburn and Sam Aguilar as Natalie Wood.
• Allie was interviewed about Best Actress 1962 and her involvement with 365 Women a Year. Check it out!
• Allie reprised her role as Margaret, a sweet and intellectual young scientist, in The Bully Problem. The show was staged at The Wallis in partnership with the ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop. Listen to the song Off Balance.
• Allie performed in the Songs of Passion Cabaret in Hollywood, singing Gravity by Sara Bareilles.
• Two Girls was a finalist for the Heideman Award and the National Ten-Minute Play Festival.
• Allie debuted her original piece For the Love of a Llama at Samuel French's Monologue-a-Looza.
• Allie was a guest on an awesome new podcast. More details when it's available - Lips sealed until then!
• Allie recorded additional tracks for the Manzanar musical.
• Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon was named a Rover Dramawerks finalist.
• Boxes Are Magic was staged at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood alongside the other winning pieces of the Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival, curated by Little Black Dress INK. Written and directed by Allie Costa, this heartfelt comedy pits an unstoppable force against an immovable object. The reading featured Maiya Reaves as Yasmine and Allie Costa as Cali.
• Allie played Caprice, a fiery and determined young woman, in the workshop of Bravo, a new musical by Cristian Guerrero, Andrew Moorehead, and Steven Schmidt. At the height of the Nazi invasion of Italy during World War II, a young Italian man hides six Jews and refugees to spare them from extermination. When their secret hiding place is discovered by an adolescent Fascist soldier, an unlikely bond is formed.
• Allie played the lead role in a reading of a new horror TV pilot.
• Allie played Elizabeth Dalloway in a reading of a new stage adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway.
• View Allie's resume and headshots. Film/TV credits include 90210, 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 musical theatre and animation voiceover demo. Allie can be heard a variety of original cast soundtracks.
• Visit Allie on Facebook.