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DECEMBER 2023

• Allie booked and filmed Crashcam, an analog horror film. In addition to narrating the film, she is also heard in other unexpected ways. Stay tuned!

• Allie's critically acclaimed piece Phantom Pains was part of Silent Night, a special one-night-only event in Wales. Her performance was recorded in Los Angeles and presented as an immersive audio. The event was produced by Ghost Light Theatre at Venue No. 1.

Hannah Brown is Not Okay was performed at The Glitch in London. This new comedy captures what happens when the life of the party finds out the party's over. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Ryan McVeigh, featuring Laura Luise Schreiber, Catherine Boyle, and Brandon Boruch, produced by Patch Plays.

NOVEMBER 2023

• Allie booked and filmed Jake Tyler, a movie in which a pop star struggles to protect their private life from the public eye. In addition to her onscreen role, she also provides voices for several other characters.

• Allie was interviewed in Canvas Rebel. She talks about following your heart, pursuing a career in the arts, and creating work that resonates with others. Read the interview!

• Allie was interviewed in Bold Journey. With heart, hope, and a voice that carries, Allie is making her mark on the entertainment industry and encourages others to do the same. Read the interview!

Piece of Cake was performed at a high school in Ohio. In this sweet comedy, baking is the fpmily business, but it's not that easy - especially when you've got big shoes to fill. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Maelee Rapalo.

Après-Ski had a reading at The Secret Garden Galway in Ireland. Two friends reminisce at a ski lodge in this lively piece written by Allie Costa. The reading featured Laura Hutchinson and Kim Acheson and was part of Eva's Echo Creative Writing Night.

20 Questions was performed at a university in Montana. A couple's game of questions leads to surprising answers in this romantic comedy written by Allie Costa.

OCTOBER 2023

Slayers: A Buffyverse Story is now available! Allie plays multiple characters in this new Buffy the Vampire Slayer Audible original series, which features several familiar cast members. Listen now!

Safe Distance was performed at The Glitch in London. A young Tube worker encounters a mysterious woman late one night on a subway platform in this evocative tale. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Meghan Bartual Smyth, featuring Gwynneth Lau and Rosie Twigg, produced by Patch Plays.

Don't Fear the Reaper was also performed at The Glitch in London. A reaper confides in her dearest (and only) friend in this spirited story. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Ellie Renfrew and Caitlin Carr, featuring Jessica Lundholm and Kitty Evans, produced by Patch Plays.

Unfinished Business had a staged reading at The Center in New York. This heartwarming and heartbreaking story reminds us there's always more to be done, more to be said. Written and directed by Allie Costa, featuring Jetta Juriansz and Giselle Muise, with stage directions by India Stachyra. Part of the Scare Festival, curated by Village Playwrights.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Allie plays multiple characters in Slayers: A Buffyverse Story, a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer Audible original series coming out in October. Learn more!

The Phantom had its first screening. Allie contributed multiple voices to the film, which is based on The Phantom of the Opera.

Two Girls was part of the Reboot Festival, held at the Barons Court Theatre in London. In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Beth Graham, featuring Stephanie Wiggans and Ottilie Nye.

Before We Burn was performed at The Glitch in London. In this time-bending tale, two women learn the fate of the land is in their hands. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Ella Gold, featuring Aofie Spengeman and Abigail Rogers, produced by Patch Plays.

Plainview had a reading in Norwich thanks to Reflex Theatre. This comedy is set in a quaint little UK town that people are dying to visit. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Callan Durrant, Megan Durrant, and Georgie Matthews.

AUGUST 2023

Art Imitates Life was part of the Open Space Arts Summer Playwrights Festival. An artist gets inspiration from an unlikely source in this creative dramedy written by Allie Costa, directed by Anna Dyke.

We're Trying was an A is For finalist.

How I Knew Her was a semi-finalist for the 2023 Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival.

JULY 2023

• Allie's episode of How Do You Juggle? was released. This in-depth interview with Allie is full of artistic encouragement, audition advice, and more. Listen whenever you listen to podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.

Drop in the Ocean was performed at The Glitch in London. 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 Anastasia Bunce, featuring Ella McCormack and Oli Moulden, produced by Patch Plays.

Siblings was performed at the Summer School for the Performing Arts. This simple slice-of-life story written by Allie Costa captures a conversation between a little brother and his big sister.

JUNE 2023

There Will Be Polar Bears was performed at The Cockpit Theatre in London. In the face of climate change, two scientists imagine the impossible. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Anastasia Bunce, featuring Inês Drumond Reis, Kostiantyn Komov, and Emily McCredie, produced by Patch Plays.

MAY 2023

• Allie recorded another song for a new sci-fi musical comedy.

• Allie booked and recorded an episode of a podcast coming out this summer.

Who She Could Have Been was part of the What She Said Festival at Duluth Playhouse. A couple struggles to rebuild and reconnect after losing their child. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Rylee Kuberra, featuring Sarah Dahle and Tom Maloney.

Dear Neighbor was in a one-night-only festival of site-specific theatre in Massachusetts. This quirky comedy about nosy neighbors was written by Allie Costa and directed by Gaia Segre and Lielle Gershon.

Creepypasta was selected for Make the Cut, held at Pleasance Theatre in London, produced by Director's Cut. Written by Allie Costa, there's more to this funny story than meets the eye.

APRIL 2023

• Allie booked and recorded a top-secret audio project. Stay tuned!

Piecing Together the Portraits of You was screened at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, where it was nominated for two awards. It was also a semi-finalist for the Transparent Film Festival. Allie plays Detective Stevens in the film.

• Allie played the younger version of the main character in a staged reading of the new dramatic musical More Than All the Sky.

• Allie recorded a demo song for a new sci-fi musical comedy.

Rise Up had a two-night run at The Hope Theatre in London as part of Emergence, a sold-out scratch night produced by Three Sisters. A young woman impulsively goes on a retreat - but it's not exactly what she had in mind. Written by Allie Costa, featuring Joanne Marie Mason and Isabella Grace.

Boxes Are Magic was selected for inclusion in a scriptwriting course at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

We're Trying was a semi-finalist for the Heartland Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival.

MARCH 2023

Piece of Cake had an acclaimed and extended run at Barrington Stage Company's 10x10 New Play Festival. In this sweet comedy, baking is the family business, but it's not that easy - especially when you've got big shoes to fill. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Alan Paul, featuring Camille Upshaw, Peggy Pharr Wilson, Skyler Gallun, and Robert Zukerman.

• Two of Allie's plays were in the University of North Alabama One-Act Festival: her critically acclaimed drama Two Girls, directed by Emma Higby, featuring Ella Neal and Phoebe Jones, and the heartwarming dramedy Cut and Run, directed by Hailey Drake, featuring Samantha Davis and Nicole Smith.

FEBRUARY 2023

Piece of Cake had its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company's 10x10 New Play Festival. In this sweet comedy, baking is the family business, but it's not that easy - especially when you've got big shoes to fill. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Alan Paul, featuring Camille Upshaw, Peggy Pharr Wilson, Skyler Gallun, and Robert Zukerman.

After the Fact was seen at the Pleasance Theatre in London as part of Glass Splinters. A young woman fights to get her great-grandmother's work recognized in this story inspired by the life and career of undercover intelligence agent Stephanie Czech Rader. Written by Allie Costa, directed by Caron Kehoe, featuring Joanna Shubert and Anya Marco-Harris.

JANUARY 2023

• Allie has a recurring role on The Kit Bull Story. The third season is currently airing. She's been recurring on the show since the very first episode.

• Allie played lead roles in developmental readings of two vastly different new musicals.

Two Girls is streaming on Bluebird Broadcast, available whenever you listen to podcasts. In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack. Written by Allie Costa, featuring the voices of Amanda Stamm and Alexandra Rigby, produced by Bluebird Theatre Company.

Rodriguez and Son is streaming. Allie plays multiple characters on the podcast, including the (mostly) by-the-book Ms. Macy.

Coffee & Cocoa and Getting Pushed Around were both selected for the Winter Wonderland Virtual Monologue Festival. Allie performed them both.

• Allie's plays Don't Fear the Reaper and Unfinished Business were used in a scene study class at a high school.

• Stream Allie's episode of Behind the Screens whenever you listen to podcasts, including Anchor and Spotify.

• 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.

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