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 is playing Margaret, a sweet and intelluctual young scientist, in the world premiere of The Bully Problem, a musical comedy running at The Broadwater this June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Get tickets!
• Allie recently wrapped a new comedy series, My Big Fat Blonde Musical, in which she plays a bubbly barista named Allegra.
• Two Girls will have a reading at The People's Forum in New York on April 28th, 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. Get tickets!
• On April 30th, Allie will perform with the cast of The Bully Problem at Rockwell Table & Stage for MUSI-CAL, a concert produced by the Foundation for New American Musicals. Get tickets!
• Music of the Mind will have its New York debut at The Tank May 1st-2nd. 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. Get tickets!
• Who She Could Have Been will be produced by Eden Prairie Players in Minnesota May 10th-19th. 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. Get tickets!
• Low Light will have its world premiere at Ixion Theatre in Michigan May 18th-26th. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Rose Jangmi Cooper, this story offers a flicker of hope in a setting not far from our current reality. Featuring Muthu Jayatissa as Rush and Lekeathon Wilson as Lyons. Get tickets!
• Two Girls hits the Actors Theatre Playhouse in New Hampshire June 6th-22nd. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Wendy Almeida.
• Faking Glory will be produced June 14th-29th by StageQ in Wisconsin as part of their Spirit of Stonewall series. 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 Betty Diamond, featuring Kaia Stofflet and Brandon Germany. Get tickets!
• Low Tide is 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.
• Human Resources was screened at the Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival. Allie plays an extremely self-assured nurse employed by a sadistic doctor at a horrifying hospital.
• 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.
• 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!
• 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.
• 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 Bolero.
• 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.
• Allie 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.
• 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 singing and voiceover demos. Allie can be heard a variety of original cast recordings and soundtracks.
• Visit Allie on Facebook.