Aly Kantor

Aly Kantor

ALY KANTOR is a non-union actor, playwright, and educator based on LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. Above all, she is a storyteller, always seeking an opportunity to collaborate with creatives and create new and exciting work in a variety of mediums.

A lover of the artform of theatre in particular, ALY prides herself on having done just about every job in the theatre, from house management to scenic...
ALY KANTOR is a non-union actor, playwright, and educator based on LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. Above all, she is a storyteller, always seeking an opportunity to collaborate with creatives and create new and exciting work in a variety of mediums.

A lover of the artform of theatre in particular, ALY prides herself on having done just about every job in the theatre, from house management to scenic design. The process is her favorite part - opening night is just the icing on the cake!

ALY's original work tends to focus on women's stories, and she delights in creating the kinds of roles she herself would want to play. A self-professed life long nerd, she takes particular joy in creating Sci-Fi, speculative, and fantastic stories for the stage. She is also the author of devised scripts for children, creating roles that allow each of her students to shine so that no child's first theatre experience puts them in the back row of the ensemble.

Telling stories has been ALY's lifelong pursuit.

Let's make something cool together.

Plays

  • Occupied
    [90 Mins, No Intermission] Again and again, best friends Jac and Amelia find themselves meeting in bathrooms, while real world tragedies and paradigm shifts assert themselves on the world outside. Vulnerability, humor, and uncensored honesty reign as they are forced to grapple with the question "Has anyone ever been safe? Are we?" 'Occupied' is a critical examination of the millennial...
    [90 Mins, No Intermission] Again and again, best friends Jac and Amelia find themselves meeting in bathrooms, while real world tragedies and paradigm shifts assert themselves on the world outside. Vulnerability, humor, and uncensored honesty reign as they are forced to grapple with the question "Has anyone ever been safe? Are we?" 'Occupied' is a critical examination of the millennial generation's relationship to safety, told through the lens of female friendship, from 9-11 to today.
  • A Voice From the Prussian Sea
    [One Act] Zelde Hartmann is a fledgling poet who has suddenly found herself with uninterrupted time to write for the first time in her life. She dreams of creating a record for the future... and perhaps mastering Iambic Pentameter. The problem? She lives in Germany in 1942, and she is a Jewish girl in hiding, writing from her friend Lara's cellar. When she catches a glimpse of the handsome Marcus from her...
    [One Act] Zelde Hartmann is a fledgling poet who has suddenly found herself with uninterrupted time to write for the first time in her life. She dreams of creating a record for the future... and perhaps mastering Iambic Pentameter. The problem? She lives in Germany in 1942, and she is a Jewish girl in hiding, writing from her friend Lara's cellar. When she catches a glimpse of the handsome Marcus from her hiding place below, she must choose what she values more: temporary safety, or her voice.

    A Voice From the Prussian Sea is a surprisingly funny feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid set during the Shoah.
  • The Snail Daughters
    [90 Minutes] The Snail Daughters is a fairytale for those in transition.

    Lorelle, Honora, and Evie are snail daughters: feminine individuals born with snail shells on their backs. They have spent their lives sequestered in a monastery garden, where they have always had everything they’ve needed. The garden has also provided the daughters with a view of the village below. Why does the world...
    [90 Minutes] The Snail Daughters is a fairytale for those in transition.

    Lorelle, Honora, and Evie are snail daughters: feminine individuals born with snail shells on their backs. They have spent their lives sequestered in a monastery garden, where they have always had everything they’ve needed. The garden has also provided the daughters with a view of the village below. Why does the world always seem to be on fire?

    When one of the sisters grows bold and sheds her shell, it sets off a series of internal and external journeys through a medieval landscape that looks very much like the world today. The daughters promise that they will all return home after three moons, but what if they return changed?

    The Snail Daughters is a language-rich exploration of what it means to be a feminine individual on the cusp of a major transition. It utilizes dance and imagery to make inner journeys visible. It is ideal for gifted young players and family audiences.
  • She Got Better: A Fairytale
    [75 Mins, No Intermission] Gia and Scarlett have both finally made the choice to begin residential treatment for their eating disorders - and this time, they're committed to recovery. Throughout their time in
    treatment, they find solace in stories, from the mundane daily narratives they record in their
    recovery journals, to fractured parables told on benches while awaiting weekly weigh-ins....
    [75 Mins, No Intermission] Gia and Scarlett have both finally made the choice to begin residential treatment for their eating disorders - and this time, they're committed to recovery. Throughout their time in
    treatment, they find solace in stories, from the mundane daily narratives they record in their
    recovery journals, to fractured parables told on benches while awaiting weekly weigh-ins. It
    isn't until they begin to reflect on the roles they play in their own stories, however, that they
    are able to unpack what has been holding them back, and write the endings they've each been
    seeking for years.
  • Adventurers Anonymous: An Epic in Monologues
    "An agnostic paladin, an asexual druid, a perfectionist-turned-fighter, and an oversexed bard don’t walk into a bar."

    Told through monologues, short scenes, and musical performances, 'Adventurers Anonymous' is a unique piece of theatre, originally devised for virtual performance, that brings to light the stories of five very unlikely heroines as they grapple with relationships...
    "An agnostic paladin, an asexual druid, a perfectionist-turned-fighter, and an oversexed bard don’t walk into a bar."

    Told through monologues, short scenes, and musical performances, 'Adventurers Anonymous' is a unique piece of theatre, originally devised for virtual performance, that brings to light the stories of five very unlikely heroines as they grapple with relationships, trauma, divinity, and the elusive nature of unicorns.

    *If performing live music is a barrier to production, an alternate piece exists for the character 'Haley.' Reach out if you are interested in an alternate arrangement!*
  • An Invocation To His Muse
    [One Act] Two strangers chat in a New York City automat in 1920s New York - but perhaps they aren’t strangers.

    The play tells the story of fine artist Jo Nivison Hopper, wife of Edward Hopper.
  • Narcissa, Narcissa
    [10 Minute Play] In the wake of an assault, once-vain Narcissa can't stop studying her reflection. Will self-love be enough to convince her to pursue healing, or will she become one more girl turned into a plant for her protection? 'Narcissa, Narcissa' is a contemporary subversion of the myth of Narcissus and Echo.
  • After Aulis
    [Ten Minute Play ] Many years after their fateful and unfortunate meeting at Aulis, the war hero Achilles and his almost-bride Iphigenia are reunited in the Underworld, where their roles before the war have been reversed, and they discuss what it truly means to be immortal.
  • Hot Blood Sundae
    In a world in which nobody is REALLY sure what constitutes a HIPAA violation, two cold, tired, sexually-frustrated women choose to self-diagnose.
  • Little Red Handed
    [10 Minutes] Red has come back to Granny's house, but she's not so little anymore... and she has an agenda.

    A twisted sequel to Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Pandora's Box of Donuts
    [10 Minutes] Two friends discuss the nature of hope.

    tw: this play addresses suicide and suicidal ideation
  • My Beloved, My Axiom
    [One Act] A hopeless romantic is ready to give up on finding “the one,” but fate – and at least one foreign government – have other ideas.
  • Iphis and Ianthe at the Courthouse
    [Ten minute play] A contemporary re-telling of the myth of Iphis and Ianthe, set in a courthouse right before their wedding.
  • Fish Tank
    [One Act Zoom Play] Taking place on an invasive two-way video platform, a woman is assessed by a non-descript government agent, but as the conversation goes on, just who is in control of who becomes less clear.
  • Two of Every Animal
    [One Act Zoom Play] Most of humanity has chosen to leave Earth and seek greener pastures, but two young scientists have chosen to stay behind as stewards of the genetic memory of the natural world. When one scientist’s interest in a specimen turns into an obsession, both women begin to understand the weight of the sacrifice they have made to secure a future for the many species the human race has failed....
    [One Act Zoom Play] Most of humanity has chosen to leave Earth and seek greener pastures, but two young scientists have chosen to stay behind as stewards of the genetic memory of the natural world. When one scientist’s interest in a specimen turns into an obsession, both women begin to understand the weight of the sacrifice they have made to secure a future for the many species the human race has failed.

    This piece was written for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival, as part of Slightly Askew Theatre Company's "Season of Do Overs."
  • Mixed Signals
    [5-Minute Duologue] Aurelia and Katherine are driving to meet Aurelia's mom, but they're both getting mixed signals. A little down-to-earth chat clears things up... or does it?