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.
• Boxes Are Magic is currently running at BoxFest Detroit, held at Planet Ant through August 23rd. In this heartfelt comedy, a woman must simultaneously contend with an unstoppable force and an immovable object. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Kryssy Becker, featuring Maya Gangadharan as Yasmine and Tiaja Sabrie as Cali. Get tickets!
• Human Resources will be screened at the West Europe International Film Festival in Brussels on August 19th. In the film, Allie plays an extremely self-assured nurse employed by a sadistic doctor at a horrifying hospital.
• Do I Know You? was selected for Asphalt Shorts and will be produced by Flush Ink in Ontario, Canada in September. This series of site-specific plays will be directed by Paddy Gillard-Bentley and Robin Bennett. Get tickets!
• A Taste of the Future was selected for Paragon, the world's largest science fiction and fantasy play festival. It runs November 9th and 10th at Otherworld Theatre in Chicago.
• Two Girls will be produced at Echo Theatre in Texas this November alongside the other winners of The Big Shout Out. In this haunting and poetic duologue written by Allie Costa, two women emerge from a violent attack.
• Allie played the lead in a concert reading of Pickpocket. In turn-of-the-century Manhattan, a pickpocket finds an opportunity to reform herself through her love of performing vaudeville.
• Allie performed songs from The Bully Problem and Pickpocket in the Got Musical concert.
• Allie's acclaimed play Two Girls was published in the Short Plays on Reproductive Freedom anthology. The book will have its official launch on September 19th at Bluestockings Books in New York City.
• Faking Glory was nominated for the Bartell Theatre Awards for Best Script (Allie Costa) and Best Director (Betty Diamond).
• Allie booked a recurring role on the audio drama Rodriguez and Son. She plays Ms. Macy, a (mostly) by-the-book parole officer, in addition to other roles. The first three episodes were recorded in July.
• Allie played Holly, a wide-eyed singer working at a radio station in 1947, in a special presentation of It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play at Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.
• The Bully Problem cast album was recorded in Los Angeles.
• Human Resources was screened at the New York Mobile Film Festival.
• Heterotopias, an interactive VR experience Allie narrated, was selected for SIGGRAPH. The immersive event ran through August 1st at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
• The Bully Problem had a sold-out run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Allie plays Margaret, a sweet and intellectual young scientist, in this critically-acclaimed new musical. Learn more!
• Allie performed with the cast of The Bully Problem at Fringe Cabaret in Hollywood.
• Allie performed with the cast of The Bully Problem at Musicals & Mimosas Cabaret at Three Clubs in Hollywood.
• Allie played Brim, a odd, stoic goth girl, in a reading of the movie musical Mudged.
• Heterotopias, an interactive virtual reality experience Allie narrated, was shown at FEMMEBIT in Los Angeles and ISEA in Seoul.
• Two Girls was produced at Actors Theatre Playhouse in New Hampshire. In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Wendy Almeida.
• A Taste of the Future was performed at Phoenix Arts Club in London's West End. This time-travel dramedy was written by Allie Costa, directed by Jack Silver, produced by Caspa Arts, and featured Mia Kelly and Antonio Ayuso.
• Faking Glory was produced at The Bartell in Wisconsin in StageQ's Spirit of Stonewall series. Written by Allie Costa and directed by Betty Diamond, it featured Brandon Germany as Carlos, a high school senior nominated for Homecoming Queen as a prank, and Kaia Kalise as his best friend Marija, who's going through an identity crisis of her own.
• With This Ring - written by Allie Costa, featuring Ally Callaghan - had its world premiere at Gi60 in New York.
• Heatwave, Someone, Not Just Anyone, and Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da premiered at Gi60 #NextGen in New York.
• In the Heist and Failure to Communicate were both selected for Night of 1,000 Plays at Haddonfield Players in New Jersey. Failure to Communicate, a comedy about customer (dis)service, was written by Allie Costa, directed by Alex Hawthorne, and featured Melynda Morrone, Bobby Kramer, and Brynne Gaffney. In the Heist, an imaginative caper about a robbery gone wrong, was written by Allie Costa, directed by Nicole DeRosa Lukaitis, and featured Lili Myers, Ricky Conway, Brynne Gaffney, and Pat DeFusco.
• Human Resources won Best Thriller at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival, Best Mobile Short at the IndieX Film Fest, and Best Short Horror Film and Best Smartphone Film at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival.
• Allie's episode of the streaming comedy series This WebSeries aired. She plays Luna, a wide-eyed cult member whose desire to follow the rules overrides her sense of self-preservation.
• Low Light had its world premiere at The Robin Theatre in Michigan. Written by Allie Costa, Low Light offers a flicker of hope in a setting not far from our current reality. Produced by Ixion Theatre Ensemble, directed by Rose Jangmi Cooper, featuring Muthu Jayatissa and Lekeathon Wilson.
• Who She Could Have Been was produced at Eden Prairie Players in Minnesota. A couple struggles to rebuild and reconnect after losing their child. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Elizabeth Michaelson, featuring Chris Maresca and Jenny Robinson.
• Allie performed in readings of winning screenplays at the Die Laughing Film Festival.
• Check out Allie's article So You Wanna Be an Actor in LA?
• Allie's sketch Did You Floss? had its debut at stage@leeds as part of Gi60 UK.
• Allie performed with the cast of The Bully Problem at MUSI-CAL, a concert produced by the Foundation for New American Musicals, held at Rockwell Table & Stage.
• Human Resources was screened at the Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival.
• Music of the Mind was selected for the You Are Not Alone Festival and made its New York debut at The Tank. Afraid she is going mad, a young woman escapes from her birthday party to find solace. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Dori Levit and assistant director Sydney Wilson, featuring Emily DeSotelle and Alexander Chilton.
• Two Girls had a reading at The People's Forum in New York, part of an afternoon of works produced by Words of Choice. In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women (Alinca Hamilton and Donna Jean Fogel) emerge from a violent attack. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus.
• Two Girls was taught in a writing course at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, culminating in a performance featuring Olivia Quinones and Julie Dougherty.
• Can You Keep a Secret? was presented at Things Not Said in San Diego. Logline: In the not-too-distant future, peace of mind comes at a price. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Justin Sun, featuring Ashley Chen, Alex Jiang, and Amelia Wang.
• Heartsong wrapped its premiere production in Texas. Written by Allie Costa and inspired by the life and music of Sara Bareilles, Heartsong featured Savannah Jones, Sarah Perkins, and Brooklyn Downs, directed by Andrew Bryan, produced by Rover Dramawerks at the 365 Women a Year Festival.
• My Big Fat Blonde Musical wrapped its first season. Allie has a recurring role as Allegra on this new comedy series.
• Human Resources was screened at the LA Short Scares Film Fest and the Oxford International Short Film Festival. Allie plays a devious nurse in the film.
• Drop in the Ocean had its West Coast premiere at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. On a drying-up shoreline, a down-to-earth botanist (Kelley Mack) encounters a vibrant climatologist (John Patrick Daly) and realizes there may still be hope for the world. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Reena Dutt. Produced by 2Cents Theatre Group for INK Fest.
• Mindstream had its world premiere at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. At a cutting-edge neuroscience center, a fascinating new procedure may help people retain their memories. But at what cost? Written by Allie Costa, directed by Sophie Goldstein, featuring Nira Torres, Grace Serrano, Kevin Herrmann, and Daphne Gabriel. Produced by 2Cents Theatre Group for INK Fest.
• Heartsong had its world premiere at the 365 Women a Year Festival at Rover Dramawerks in Texas. Heartsong was written by Allie Costa and inspired by the life and music of Sara Bareilles. Featuring Savannah Jones as Sara Bareilles, Sarah Perkins as Twenties Sara, and Brooklyn Downs as 13-year-old Sara, directed by Andrew Bryan.
• Phantom Pains was in the Fast & Furious Festival at Spokane Stage Left. Allie wrote the piece and debuted it at Samuel French. Watch it now!
• Still She Lies Dormant and Boxes Are Magic were both selected for Play Club West's SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day and had readings in Hollywood. Boxes Are Magic is Allie's acclaimed dramedy about a woman and a cat stuck in a sticky situation. The reading featured Jaime Soria and Azo Safo. Still She Lies Dormant is a modern-day magic-free retelling of Sleeping Beauty: When the unthinkable happens, the relatives of a comatose young woman must make a life-altering choice for their loved one. The reading featured Lisa Miller, Teresa Waxer, Emily Donn, and Christy Bell.
• Wolves Change Rivers, written by Allie Costa, was selected for the Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival and had a staged reading at The Broadwater in Hollywood. The reading was directed by Paris McCarthy, produced by PlayGround-LA, and featured Tahmus Rounds, Valentina Guerra, and Grace Paratore.
• Little Swan, a Pas de Deux and A Moment of Silence were both selected for the Best of HERSTORY Festival and had readings in New Haven. Little Swan is based on the life of prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, while A Moment of Silence was inspired by Leelah Alcorn. Both pieces were written by Allie Costa. Little Swan featured Kaylee Osborne and Moira Malone, who also directed it. The festival was produced by NOplays.
• Low Light had a reading at Ixion Theatre featuring Amelia M. Rogocka and Lekeathon Wilson directed by Rose Jangmi Cooper. Written by Allie Costa, Low Light was one of eight plays selected for Ixion's Festival of Hope and will have its world premiere production there this May.
• Allie was a guest on a fun new podcast about acting and writing. More details soon!
• Low Tide was named a Little Black Dress INK finalist. Performance dates and details to come. Written by Allie Costa, Low Tide details the trials and tribulations of a landlocked mermaid.
• Tofurkey Day was featured on the Olde Tyme Radio Hour, performed by the Hercules Radio Players. Written by Allie Costa, this multi-generational comedy is always in season.
• Human Resources was screened at the London International Filmmaker Festival and the Lost Sanity Festival.
• Allie filmed another episode of My Big Fat Blonde Musical. She has a recurring role as a bubbly barista named Allegra.
• Two Girls, fresh from its Off-Broadway run, had a special one-night-only reading in New Jersey. Part of an afternoon of new works produced by Words of Choice, the reading featured Alinca Hamilton and Donna Jean Fogel, directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus.
• Human Resources was a finalist for The Lift-Off Sessions and streamed online. In the film, Allie plays an extremely self-assured nurse employed by a sadistic doctor at a horrifying hospital.
• Two Girls had a successful Off-Broadway run. In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss, and What I Wore), starring Faith Taylor and Clara Tristan, produced by The #metoo Plays.
• Allie booked and filmed the role of Alice Flinder in The Ghosts of Stowell Hill, a new spooky series set in 1899, inspired by the music of Charles Ives.
• Allie played The Storyteller in an episode of Tales from the Darkening Wood, based on the fable The Cat and the King.
• Allie played a distressed news anchor in the futuristic film Boléro.
• Allie performed with the cast of Alien vs. Musical at Rockwell Table & Stage.
• Allie is the voice of the ominous narrator in the video game Aether Twins. Listen to a sneak peek.
• Second Service is in post-production. In the film, Allie plays a girl on a prestigious tennis team with no tolerance for bad players.
• 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. Allie can be heard a variety of original cast recordings and soundtracks.
• Visit Allie on Facebook.