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 reels here or on IMDb.

COMING ATTRACTIONS

• Allie recently booked three very different roles. Mum's the word until the projects are wrapped - Stay tuned!

Mermaid Story was selected for a festival in Ireland that will be simulcast globally on December 23rd. More details to come. This coming-of-age short film was written, directed, and performed by Allie Costa.

• Allie has recurring roles as Chanel, a sweet little puppy, and Miss Gardwell, a lively lady, in The Kit Bull Story podcast.

• Allie plays the lead role in the animated film A Good Boy. After matching on a dating app, Aly is excited to meet James - but he isn't exactly what she expected. There's more to puppy love than meets the eye in this sweet, feel-good film from Kacey Layson. Stream A Good Boy now!

NOVEMBER 2021

Power Pose was selected for the Faces of America Monologue Festival, produced by The PlayGround Experiment, and subsequently published in The PGE Faces of America Monologue Festival Anthology #3. Power Pose was written by Allie Costa, directed by Darpan Joshi, and performed by Diana Cherkas.

Safe Distance was shared at Virtual Community Theatre. The story takes place late one night on the London Underground. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Brigid Pfeifer and Daniel Oros, directed by Eric Luvisotto.

OCTOBER 2021

• Allie wrote and performed the latest episode of A Moment of Your Time: Amelia, Still. Available wherever you listen to podcasts: Spotify, Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, OMNY.FM, and more!

Wayward is now an immersive audio experience. In this witchy comedy inspired by the Scottish play, three weird sisters try to prepare the perfect prophecy for their demanding boss. Written and directed by Allie Costa, featuring Maiya Reaves, Brynne Piesco, Jetta Juriansz, and Tiffany Cornwell, with sound design and sound editing by India Stachyra, produced by Soundscape Theater. Available on YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Facebook.

Rise Up was selected for PlayGround-LA and had a staged reading at The Broadwater in Hollywood. A young woman impulsively goes on a retreat - but it's not exactly what she had in mind. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Rachel Berney Needleman, featuring Julia Belanova and Melissa Ortiz.

Wrong was shared at Virtual Community Theatre. In this lighthearted comedy, a couple celebrates their individual and collective flaws. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Kat Binney and Shayne McCatty, directed by Eric Luvisotto.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Cut and Run had its Midwest premiere at Eden Prairie Players in Minnesota. In this hair salon, it's live and let dye. This heartwarming dramedy was written by Allie Costa, directed by Tinka, featuring Andie Moore and Beth Adams.

This Used to Be My Playground had its world premiere at the Perfect 10s Festival in Pennsylvania. In this silly schoolyard comedy, someone's taken the fun out of recess. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Andrea Hart, featuring Jay Miller, Morgan Rivard, Lily McCord, Quentin Hart, and Austen Kennedy, produced by 1st Street Players.

Suzy's Summer was also selected for Perfect 10s. Analis Acosta performed this heartbreaking piece written by Allie Costa and directed by Andrea Hart.

How I Knew Her was shared at Virtual Community Theatre. When two strangers cross paths in a graveyard, they discover they are mourning the same person. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Eric Luvisotto, featuring Tara Kennedy and Peter Anderson.

Don't Shoot The Messenger Pigeon was performed at Virtual Community Theatre. A mafia messenger in a career crisis meets his match in this offbeat comedy. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Eric Luvisotto, featuring Khari Chayé and Matt Leyendecker.

Coffee and Cocoa was selected for Housebound, a series produced by Mind the Gap Theatre. Coffee and Cocoa was written by Allie Costa and performed by Nessa Amherst.

AUGUST 2021

Mermaid Story had its world premiere at the Happily Ever After Film Festival. This coming-of-age short film was written, directed, and performed by Allie Costa.

• Allie was the guest on a new podcast about acting and working in the entertainment industry. Stay tuned!

Classified: Just Between Sisters was selected for Housebound, a series produced by Mind the Gap Theatre. Classified was written by Allie Costa and performed by Heather Burgess.

Personal Space had a reading at Theatre Unmasked. A woman rubs her new co-worker the wrong way in this workplace comedy.

JULY 2021

Clean Slate is now streaming. When given the chance, a woman seeks forgiveness from her sister. But is that even possible? Written and directed by Allie Costa, featuring Harper Lee, Heather Mall, and Jaya Ananda, produced by This Moment Productions.

• Allie shared The Truth is Out There, her comedic tribute to The X-Files, at the Virtual Fringe Cabaret. Check it out!

My Big Fat Blonde Musical was up for consideration for the Emmys. Allie plays Allegra, a bubbly barista, on this comedy series.

• Allie sang Love Will Come and Find Me Again from the musical Bandstand in the livestreamed Without You cabaret produced by Theatre Unmasked.

Drop in the Ocean was performed at the Summer School for the Performing Arts. On a drying-up shoreline, a down-to-earth botanist encounters a vibrant climatologist and realizes there's still hope for the world. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Kyla Blocker.

• March of the Bandits from last year's virtual version of Gideon and the Blundersnorp was also part of the Virtual Fringe Cabaret. Allie played Spike, the perkiest bandit you ever did see.

Obscura was performed at the Summer School for the Performing Arts. Three siblings struggling with changes in their family realize it's always darkest just before the dawn. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Kyla Blocker.

Dear Neighbor was shared at Virtual Community Theatre. The residents of Apartment 1A and Apartment 2B share their internal monologues with the audience as they encounter different tenants in their apartment building. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Tay "Theory" Cooper and Nick Wilbur, directed by Eric Luvisotto.

JUNE 2021

Boxes Are Magic had a reading at Occidental Center for the Arts. This comedy about a woman, a cat, and the forces of nature was written by Allie Costa and performed by Kathleen Hardy and Noel Yates.

A Novel Idea was part of the Atlantic Acting School NYU 2 One-Act 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 Claire Smith, featuring Doyin-Sola Ajijola, Sia Kim, Jonathan Moran, and Ashika Shah.

In the Heist was part of the BCA One-Act Festival. This imaginative bank heist was written by Allie Costa, directed by Jordan Lavalle and Victoria Blas, stage managed by Eliya Rostolde, featuring Enya Goonetilleke, Jack Haji, Eve Cohen, and Veronica Baladi.

After the Fact had a reading at Theatre Unmasked. In this script inspired by real events, a young woman fights to get her great-grandmother's work recognized. Written by Allie Costa.

MAY 2021

Public Domain had an acclaimed run in the West End. 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.

• Allie plays Miss Gardwell, a lively and curious dog owner, in the latest episode of The Kit Bull Story podcast.

Clean Slate was produced at the Atlantic Acting School Conservatory 2 Festival. When given the chance, a woman seeks forgiveness from someone dear to her. But is such a thing even possible? Written by Allie Costa, directed by Caitlin Sullivan, featuring Sophie Smith, Emily Ross, and Vicky Gitre.

The One They Kept was also produced at the Atlantic Acting School Festival. This unusual job interview proves that the truth shouldn't be redacted. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Caitlin Sullivan, featuring Doron Malka and Ian Aric.

Alice in Quarantine was published. Allie contributed multiple scenes to this customizable play inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

A Novel Idea was selected for Bangkok Community Theatre's online 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 Bonnie Zellerbach, featuring Mary Anne Cree, Sneha Susan Jacob, Hannah Davis, and Mariska White. Allie also wrote and performed the theme song.

Dear Neighbor was also selected for Bangkok Community Theatre's online festival. Two characters share their internal monologues with the audience as they encounter different tenants in their building. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Claudia Liu.

Alice in Quarantine was produced at Sacred Heart Middle School.

APRIL 2021

• Allie plays Allegra, a bubbly barista, on the new series My Big Fat Blonde Musical.

• Allie booked and recorded the lead role in an animated film.

• Allie voiced a virtual assistant in 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 YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Facebook.

• Allie performed her piece Lovebirds on the podcast A Moment of Your Time. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts: Spotify, Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, OMNY.FM, and more!

• 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.

MARCH 2021

• 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.

FEBRUARY 2021

You Me & Her aired on TV throughout 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.

JANUARY 2021

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!

You Me & Her aired on TV throughout January. 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.

Public Domain had an acclaimed run livestreamed from Southwark Playhouse. Allie is featured in this innovative new show described as Black Mirror meets The Social Dilemma. Public Domain was written by Forristal & Clarke. Watch the clip Rise and Conquer.

• 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.

WINTER 2020

• 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.

Constellations had its world premiere at Beyond Our Bodies, a film festival presented by Creative Collabs and Global Variety Performance. Constellations was written, directed, and performed by Allie Costa.

• 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 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.

• Allie was featured in the lyric video for Nadia Vaeh's new song Christmas Cards.

• Allie played sweet and loyal Vee Vee in 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 Places.

• Allie's script Mindstream was a finalist for Science Fiction Shorts.

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.

Choreography Confined screened 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.

• 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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