Allie Costa

Allie Costa

Allie Costa is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, director, and singer working in film, TV, theatre, and voiceover. Her original works have been produced internationally, including the critically-acclaimed Two Girls, Femme Noir, Safe Distance, and Can You Keep a Secret? Her acting credits include Spring Awakening, Hamlet, 90210, and Wake. Occasionally, she sleeps.
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Plays

  • Two Girls
    In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack.
    Finalist for the Heideman Award.
  • Boxes Are Magic
    A woman must simultaneously contend with an unstoppable force and an immovable object. A comedy about resilience, resistance, and the forces of nature.
  • Music of the Mind
    Afraid she is going mad, a young woman escapes from her birthday party to find solace.
  • A Taste of the Future
    In this coffee shop, the time is now - and then...
    Also available as a screenplay.
  • Don’t Shoot the Messenger Pigeon
    A mafia messenger in a career crisis meets his match while out on assignment.
  • Drop in the Ocean
    On a drying-up shoreline, a down-to-earth botanist encounters a vibrant climatologist and realizes there may still be hope for the world.
  • Phantom Pains
    A soldier reflects on how life has changed for both herself and her boyfriend since the war.
  • Cut and Run
    At this hair salon, it's live and let dye.
  • 20 Questions
    A game of questions leads to surprising answers.
  • You Otter Know
    In this direct address play, two sea otters inform the audience that otters are more than just cute creatures.
  • Heartsong
    Inspired by the life and music of Sara Bareilles.
  • Femme Noir
    In 1944, a notorious playboy hires a female P.I. to investigate a murder.
    Best Script, 2015 One-Act Festival
  • How I Knew Her
    Two strangers grieving the same person cross paths in a graveyard.
  • Little Swan, a Pas de Deux
    A ballerina prepares for the performance of her life. Inspired by Anna Pavlova.
  • She Has Seen the Wolf
    A woman asserts herself after receiving unwanted attention from a stranger. A realistic modern-day take on Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Who She Could Have Been
    A couple struggles to rebuild and reconnect after losing their child.
  • Low Light
    A flicker of hope in a setting not far from our current reality.
  • Tofurkey Day
    Moira has something important to tell her family this Thanksgiving.
    Also available as a screenplay and a radio play
  • Breaking Cover
    Spring break with spies, lies, and overpriced pancakes.
  • Yes, And...
    Two mismatched scene partners connect in an online improv class.
  • A Novel Idea
    After months of idly talking about making a book club, four crafty coworkers finally buckle down and create one. When their first meeting is waylaid by the pandemic, they decided to meet virtually.
  • Can You Keep a Secret?
    In the not-too-distant future, peace of mind comes with a price.
  • Prodigal Daughter
    A strange reunion between estranged sisters.
  • Failure to Communicate
    Inspired by a true story of customer (dis)service.
  • Listening in the Library
    Stuck in the school library during a lockdown drill, two girls at opposite ends of the social spectrum find some common ground.
  • Safe Distance
    A young man encounters a mysterious woman late one night on a subway platform.
    Also available as a screenplay and a short story.
  • Personal Space
    A woman rubs her new co-worker the wrong way. Also available as a screenplay.
  • Altared State
    A woman in a wedding dress catches the eye of a passerby.
  • At Your Service
    Two Secret Service agents revealed why they joined the force.
  • Wolves Change Rivers
    Three wild wolves try to survive in a changing land.
  • Faking Glory
    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.
  • Mindstream
    At a cutting-edge neuroscience center, a fascinating new procedure may help people retain their memories. But at what cost?
  • Still She Lies Dormant
    When the unthinkable happens, the relatives of a comatose young woman must make a life-altering choice for their loved one. A modern-day magic-free dramatic retelling of Sleeping Beauty.
  • Low Tide
    The trials and tribulations of a landlocked mermaid.
  • California Here We Come
    Two women travel to California for very different reasons.
  • Private Citizen
    When a woman's online post attracts the attention of a political zealot, her life and the lives of her loved ones are forever changed.
  • Après-Ski
    Two friends reminisce at a ski lodge.
  • In the Heist
    Stealing is believing.
  • The Intervention Will Be Televised
    Caitlin's propensity for binge-watching TV shows leads her friends and family to hold an intervention.
  • Part-Time
    Co-workers take a break in a small Southern town.
  • The View From Here
    Inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World and its subject, Anna Christina Olson.
    Published in 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance, Smith and Kraus
  • Walking After Midnight
    In this realistic, fantasy-free retelling of Cinderella, a young woman searches for her way home – and her ever after.
  • Brace Yourself
    It didn't happen the way you heard it.
  • A New Year
    Should old acquaintance be forgot?
  • Curve of the Earth
    Life is a journey, not a destination - and in this story, life has led both an unmoored American woman and an underemployed Scottish artist to a small cave carved into the side of a mountain in Ireland.
  • There Will Be Polar Bears
    In the face of climate change, two scientists imagine the impossible.
  • A Moment of Silence
    A young woman shares her truth. Inspired by the life of Leelah Alcorn.
  • Testimony
    When a crime hits close to home, a detective re-examines her life and her legacy.
  • Raise Your Hand
    Love should lift you up, not hold you down. Presented with no intermission and seamless scene changes, Raise Your Hand follows a young couple through the first year of their tumultuous relationship.
  • This Provincial Life
    A married couple considers their personal and political future.
  • Almost
    An unplanned return leads to an unexpected reunion - but honestly, it's been a long time coming.
    Also available as a screenplay.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper
    Might as well live it up while you can.
  • Party of Two
    They both have reservations.
  • The One They Kept
    The truth shouldn't be redacted.
  • Looking Foreclosure
    A first-time homeowner tries to close a deal.
  • Pulse
    Did you see that? Inspired by Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s landmark discovery.
  • Obscura
    One November morning, three siblings struggling with changes in their family realize it’s always darkest just before the dawn.
  • Unfinished Business
    There’s always more to be done, more to be said.
  • We're Trying
    Fall down seven times, get up eight.
  • The Last Good Night
    A trip down memory lane leads to The Nutcracker.
  • Quality Assurance
    In this fast and funny story, a telemarketer doesn't seem to know what he's doing.
  • Sugar and Spice
    Adult siblings discover the secret family recipe.
  • Labyrinthine
    A hopeful hero meets a meek Minotaur in a legendary labyrinth.
  • Reliving History
    This time capsule is hard to swallow.
  • Dear Neighbor
    Noisy neighbors are a nuisance.
  • Best Actress 1962
    An imagined encounter between Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood the night of the 1962 Academy Awards.
  • A Moment of Your Time
    Her sales pitch isn’t perfect.
  • Raising the Barre
    A ballet dancer walks into a bar…
  • Before We Burn
    The fate of the land is in their hands.
  • Amniarix
    A chance encounter on a train leads to a career of espionage. Inspired by the life of Jeannie Rousseau.
  • What's Past is Prologue
    A teenager is thrilled to meet her favorite author - and uncover the truth.
  • After the Fact
    A young woman fights to get her great-grandmother’s work recognized.
  • Root Down
    Three young sisters have an adventure one autumn afternoon. Inspired by Zilpha Keatley Snyder's life and her stories.
  • And Peggy
    A family legend featuring Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy Schuyler.
  • This Used to Be My Playground
    Someone's taken the fun out of recess.
  • Façade
    A theatre must close its doors.
  • Two Can Play That Game
    A brother and sister team up and catch up over video games.
  • She Walks
    Before she was Countess of Lovelace, she was Ada, daughter of the poet Lord Byron.
  • Nebulous Fix
    An unusual visit to the doctor’s office.
  • The Shape of Something
    The truth really hurts. A woman suffering from chronic pain tries to take control of her life - with or without her brother’s help.
  • Domesticated
    Three pets (a cat, a dog, and a rabbit) discuss anthropomorphic films.
  • Wayward
    Three weird sisters try to prepare the perfect prophecy for their demanding boss.
  • Unconditional
    The heart of the matter.
  • Superlatives
    Unexpected connections at a high school reunion.
  • Heartfelt
    This is what happens when you wear your heart on your sleeve.
  • Sunday Mail
    Six days a week, a young girl waits on her doorstep for mail. Today, the postman learns why.
  • Curios and Curiouser
    Sometimes you need a little help to make a decision.
  • Kindling
    The truth behind a tall tale.
  • The Space Between the Stars
    Keep looking up.
  • In Her Defense
    In a world where women are permitted to either bear a child or raise a child, not both, the fate of a young woman lies in the hands of her two mothers.
  • The Perfect Daughter
    A cautionary tale.
  • Taking Control
    After being abducted, a young girl finds strength in stories - and in herself.
  • Hide and Geek
    Is this your first time at a sci-fi convention?
  • Wrong
    A couple celebrates their individual and collective flaws.
  • Resurrecting Big Bird
    A single mother and her teenage daughter in the wake of a tantrum.
  • Happy as a Lark
    Roommates consider what it takes to a happy person.
  • Zero Sum Fun
    Something about nothing.
  • Sing My Song
    Tune in for the final round of a televised songwriting competition.
  • Prom Misses
    A relationship ends on prom night.
  • Siblings
    A little brother can be a little bother or a little prince.
  • Desperate Measures
    An unusually busy day at the tailor.
  • Like a Girl
    It's time to break gender stereotypes. A friendly discussion between friends.
  • Same As It Ever Was
    This is not my beautiful house.
  • Do You Want to Kill a Snowman?
    Disney's Frozen as directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Glitter and Smoke
    This is how it begins.
    This is how it ends.
  • For the Love of a Llama
    This kid really, really wants a pet llama.
  • Amelia, Still
    Amelia still isn't sure what she saw that day exactly...
  • She Was Never Lost
    A look at the life of Alice Liddell, who inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
  • Lovebirds
    A woman shares the story of a pair of lovebirds she had as a kid.
  • No News is Good News
    Decompressing after a long day at the office.
  • Power Pose
    Sometimes, the hardest part of the job is getting ready for the interview.
  • Creepypasta
    She's not a fan of scary stories.
  • Coffee and Cocoa
    It was fun while it lasted.
  • With This Ring
    A young widow expresses her grief.
  • Have You Seen Mitzi?
    Pet-sitting gone wrong.
  • For Valentina
    A mother tells her young daughter the history behind a hand-me-down.
  • Anniversary
    This day will always be difficult.
  • Wonder Women
    All the world is waiting for you...
  • How Soon Is Now?
    Three young women bond over a song and become lifelong friends.
  • Any Last Words
    The child of an army general expresses their concern.
  • Heatwave
    It's too hot to sleep and too hard to think straight.
  • Promologue
    Some people have better things to do than go to the prom.
  • I Don't Remember Annabel
    A girl tries to escape the shadow of her older sister.
  • Classified
    A young woman takes a train ride home.
  • Strength in Numbers
    A 13-year-old girl uses mathematical patterns to make sense of a personal tragedy.
  • My Mother is a Superhero
    A woman shares her admiration for her mother.
  • Suzy's Summer
    As summer makes way for fall, one family is about to dangerously combust.
  • Civility
    A young woman living during the Civil War tries to forgive her father.
  • There Was a Little Girl
    Hold on to your dreams.
  • Light and Air
    Figuratively and literally.
  • Realization in Aisle Five
    A woman has an epiphany while waiting in line at the grocery store.
  • Back There
    You will never be truly free.
  • Beaten at Her Own Game
    Gender bias rears its ugly head in a video game store.
  • Rumor Has It
    The gossip - and the truth - about a new transfer student.
  • Street Corner Symphony
    Busk here often?
  • Checkpoint
    Getting on the plane can be more stressful than the actual flight.
  • Stalling
    It's awkward to run into your crush in the office bathroom.
  • Pharmapseudo
    Patrolling the high school hallways.
  • Even and Odd
    A series about mismatched roommates. Each sketch is less than 5 minutes long. This includes:
    Hello, Sailor!
    Sock It to Me
    Starry-Eyed
    In Sickness and in Health
    The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread
  • Lost and Found
    Finding things nobody wants and looking for things no one can find. Each sketch is roughly 5 minutes long.
  • We Can Be Heroes
    Never settle for being the sidekick.
  • Pit Stop
    A long drive. A brief exchange.
  • Seven
    A young man attempts to ask out the object of his affection.
  • Sleepwalker
    Sleepwalking is serious - and seriously amusing.
  • Do I Know You?
    Boy meets girl...again?
  • Did You Floss?
    The nighttime routine.
  • Other People
    Welcome to the afterlife.
  • Dissolution
    The beginning of the end.
  • An Apple a Day
    Sink your teeth into this Snow White scene.
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    Desmond meets Molly in the market place.
  • Someone, Not Just Anyone
    Saved from being socially awkward.
  • Metatheatrical
    Don't be late to the theatre.
  • College Bound
    Some parents really want their kids to enroll in their alma mater.
  • The Burglar
    She's not that sneaky.