Allie Costa
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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.

Watch Allie's demo reel here or on IMDb.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

• Allie performed Journey to the Past from Anastasia for the Coronavirus Cabaret. Click here to watch!

• Allie sang Angelica's verse for Hamilton's Non-Stop #HamAtHome. Check it out!

• Allie booked a recurring role on a new comedy series. Stay tuned!

• Allie booked a role in a new musical premiering later this year in Los Angeles. More details to come.

Quality Assurance, a comedy written by Allie Costa, was selected for the PRT 5-Minute Play Fest and will be presented at the Orlando Shakespeare Center in late April. In this fast and funny story, a telemarketer doesn't seem to know what he's doing.

Boxes Are Magic will be part of the Here We Go Festival in New York this summer. In this heartfelt comedy, a woman must simultaneously contend with an unstoppable force and an immovable object. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Federica Borlenghi. Learn more about the festival!

Cut and Run, a dramedy written by Allie Costa, will be produced in Minnesota this fall. More details to come. For now, here's the logline: At this hair salon, it's live and let dye. Directed by Lisa Phelps, produced by Eden Prairie Players.

Low Light will have its West Coast premiere later this year at The Broadwater in Hollywood. Written by Allie Costa, Low Light offers a flicker of hope in a setting not far from our current reality. Featuring Caroline George and Petteri Lassila, directed by Collette Rutherford, produced by 2Cents Theatre Group at INK Fest. Performance dates to be announced.

MARCH 2020

• Allie was included in Broadway Across America's What Theatre Means to Me video on World Theatre Day.

• Allie participated in SWAN Day as both an actor and a writer. The lineup included a scene of her play Testimony.

• Three of Allie's comedies, Quality Assurance, Zero Sum Fun, and Dear Neighbor, were selected for Cozy Play Readings and performed on their livestream.

• Allie's monologue Any Last Words was performed by Hector Bateman-Harden from Four Weddings and a Funeral.

• Allie's monologue Power Pose was selected for Coronalogues and performed by Sophie Max.

• The world premiere of Almost and the East Coast premiere of Tofurkey Day were produced at The Space In Between festival in New York. Almost captures the heartbreak of two lifelong friends who were almost something more, while Tofurkey Day is a multi-generational family comedy. Both explore the choices we make for ourselves, and for others. Both were written by Allie Costa.

FEBRUARY 2020

• Allie booked and recorded a voiceover role in a comedic film. She plays a woman distraught by a recent breakup.

• Allie booked and recorded a creepy voiceover role in a film.

• Allie recorded a demo for a new musical. Stay tuned!

Obscura was selected for PlayGround-LA and had a staged reading at The Broadwater in Hollywood. The premise: One November morning, three siblings struggling with changes in their family realize it's always darkest just before the dawn. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Alexandra Meda, featuring Christine Liao, Carla Vega, and David Meyers.

JANUARY 2020

Boxes Are Magic, written by Allie Costa, was voted Best Comedic Script from the first season of The Ten Show.

DECEMBER 2019

• Allie filmed The Support Group, a comedy pilot featuring (fictional) Instagram influencers trying to cope with their disastrous lives. Allie plays Aubrey, a strange, reclusive young woman who would rather record ASMR than interact with other people.

• An excerpt of Low Light (written by Allie Costa, directed by Donna Wheeler) was presented at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood during an afternoon of readings organized by the LAFPI.

NOVEMBER 2019

• Allie booked and filmed the lead role in the movie Wayne. She plays a grief-stricken lawyer who tries to assist someone in need.

• Allie booked and filmed the lead role in the psychological thriller Red Affinity. She plays a painter who finds the strength to stand up to her abuser.

• Allie booked and filmed Yes/No, an interactive film. She plays a spontaneous, fun-loving character who stumbles upon a house occupied by people undergoing smartphone addiction therapy. Like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, viewers will be able to make choices that affect the narrative as the story progresses.

• Allie booked and filmed the comedy Ice Cream Truck. She plays a bubbly, outgoing millennial hipster.

• Allie played a heart transplant surgeon in the film Guardian Demon.

You Me & Her aired on TV again. Allie plays the younger version of the lead character in this award-winning comedic sci-fi film written and directed by Sarah Doyle. When thirty versions of one person are zapped through the wormhole at the US Department of Parallel Resettlement, an unhappy girl named Anna (Shannon Woodward, Westworld, Raising Hope) finds out she is the worst possible version of herself, inspiring her to change her ways at the expense of destroying the universe.

Two Girls had two staged readings in Dallas, first at Burning Woman, held at The Wild Detectives, then at Bath House Cultural Center. Two Girls deals with the aftermath of sexual assault. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Kateri Cale, featuring Angela Davis, Jeliannys Acevedo Cuadrado, Whitney LaTrice Coulter, Alle Malia Mims, and Elly Lindsay, produced by Echo Theatre for Hear Me.

California Here We Come and Boxes Are Magic were both selected for The Thalia Festival, held in New York. These lively dramedies were written by Allie Costa and directed by Denise Ivanoff. California Here We Come featured Aiden Ankli as Catalina and Allie Scott as Mila. Boxes Are Magic featured Sarah Reed as Yasmine and Chrystle Ntow as Cali.

A Taste of the Future was selected for Paragon, the world's largest science fiction and fantasy play festival. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Daniel Lancaster, featuring Analisha Santini and Nick Castellanos, produced by Otherworld Theatre Company in Chicago.

OCTOBER 2019

• Allie booked and filmed the movie Z47. She plays a no-nonsense reporter who seems unafraid of the impending zombie apocalypse.

Human Resources was screened at the Salem Horror Fest. In the film, Allie plays an extremely self-assured nurse employed by a sadistic doctor at a horrifying hospital.

Boxes Are Magic was on The Ten Show, a new streaming series celebrating the entire process of producing a play, culminating in a performance in front of a live audience, which is also streamed online. Written by Allie Costa, Boxes Are Magic is a dramedy about family, cats, and climate change. Produced and directed by Hannah Nimer, with Micki Cottam as Yasmine and Amanda Anne Dayton as Cali. It placed first in online votes and second in studio audience votes. The Ten Show is produced by The Hive Collaborative.

Safe Distance was selected for the Fever Dream Festival and had a staged reading at Benchmark Theatre in Colorado. The story takes place late one night on the London Underground. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Lauren Bahlman, featuring Abid Hassan and Jenna Moll Reyes.

Safe Distance also had a staged reading in Los Angeles directed by Allie Costa, featuring Andrew Landecker and Allie Costa.

Don't Fear the Reaper was selected for PlayGround-LA and had a staged reading at The Broadwater in Hollywood. This spirited tale of two unlikely friends written by Allie Costa featured Tiana Randall-Quant and Carolyn Deskin directed by Frieda de Lackner.

• Allie played the feisty daughter in a staged reading of the comedy Backing Out.

Who She Could Have Been was a semi-finalist for Here We Go.

SEPTEMBER 2019

The Bully Problem original cast recording is in post-production.

Boléro was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. It was also screened at Fantastic Fest and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Allie did voiceover work for the film.

• Allie's romantic comedy Do I Know You? had its world premiere at the IMPACT International Theatre Festival in Ontario, Canada. The site-specific Asphalt Jungle Shorts were produced by Flush Ink and directed by Paddy Gillard-Bentley and Robin Bennett.

• Allie's acclaimed play Two Girls was published in an anthology which had its official launch at Bluestockings in New York City. Pieces from the anthology were presented as readings. Two Girls was performed by Alinca Hamilton and Cassandra Nwokah.

Boxes Are Magic was a semi-finalist for Pick of the Vine 2020.

AUGUST 2019

• Allie played Margaret, a sweet young scientist, in the critically-acclaimed new musical The Bully Problem. Learn more!

• 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.

Human Resources was screened at the West Europe International Film Festival in Brussels. In the film, Allie plays an extremely self-assured nurse employed by a sadistic doctor at a horrifying hospital.

Boléro was screened at the Telluride Film Festival and Holly Shorts. Allie did voiceover work for the film.

Heterotopias, an interactive VR experience Allie narrated, was part of SIGGRAPH, which ran through August 1st in Los Angeles.

Boxes Are Magic was produced at BoxFest Detroit. 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. The festival was held at Planet Ant.

Low Tide had its world premiere at the Open Space Arts Summer Playwrights Festival in Maryland. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Jessica Horn with assistant director Christopher Horn, Low Tide details the trials and tribulations of a landlocked mermaid.

Faking Glory was nominated for the Bartell Theatre Awards for Best Script (Allie Costa) and Best Director (Betty Diamond).

• Allie's script Don't Shoot the Messenger Pigeon was a finalist for the 2019 TENS Play Festival.

JULY 2019

• 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 began recording in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for its release!

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 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

JUNE 2019

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!

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.

• Check out Allie's article So You Wanna Be an Actor in LA?

My Big Fat Blonde Musical wrapped its first season. Allie has a recurring role as Allegra on this new comedy series.

• 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.

The Generosity of Strangers by Thomas Antonaccio, narrated by Allie Costa, is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.

AND MORE

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.

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Listen to Allie's singing and voiceover demos. Allie can be heard on a variety of original cast recordings and soundtracks.

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