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Best Short Play 2018

After going on a quick NYC tour, new short play “Reina” was included in Manhattan Rep Theater’s BEST SHORT PLAY OF 2018!

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The cast and crew are very honored and grateful for the opportunity to share our talents in telling this intense and unexpected story!

What a great way to begin the New Year here in NYC! Cheers to 2019!

More details on “Reina” HERE

 

Review of 2017

Happy 2018!!! What a busy year! I’m very happy with all the fun projects I’ve been a part of and new friends I have made.

In the spring, I continued working on my short film that I’m writing, directing, and starring in called “City of Ether”. I mainly focused on writing music for the film so that has been a fun journey as a singer and new composer (why do I do this to myself? lol).

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Film “City of Ether” shot by Anthony DeLioncourt

 

Then I was cast in a new feature indie film by Anthony Delioncourt called “When We Dance The Music Dies” as well as working crew (which was a great learning experience with such a large cast). This film starred cult classic star “William Ragsdale” among other amazing actors!!

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Film “When We Dance The Music Dies” by Anthony DeLioncourt

Almost immediately afterword, I was cast in a hilarious Off Broadway show called “Sammy and Esther are Breaking Up” as the character Natalie written by RuthEllen Cheney and directed by Alexis Confer. We performed at the DUKE on 42nd (literally on 42nd street!!!) for a theater festival called New York New Works. We made it all the way the Semi Finals! It was a smart and hilarious script and I was so happy to work with such a talented cast and crew.

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Off Broadway show “Sammy and Esther are Breaking Up”

I then was cast in a commercial film shoot for a camera tech company called Adorama at their new Brooklyn location. I had fun playing a director using a really expensive tv camera (that I could never afford, lol). I even got to work with another great actor friend, Justin Schilling (who I worked with on Three Days of Glory, webseries).

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On set for Adorama commercial shoot.

So all in all it’s been a great year with lots of new experiences!

I have some possible film projects coming up Spring 2018 and hoping to finish filming the last few scenes of City of Ether!

 

xoxo

Alissa

 

 

 

Three Days of Glory: Indiegogo!

So it’s official!

The webseries I was cast in last fall has started their Indiegogo campaign! We have 33 days left to raise money for high quality equipment, travel, costumes, and maybe some food for the actors. (Please sir, may I have some more? #starving artists)

I’ve seen the script and can imagine big things happening for this series. The attention to detail for character development and storyline has blown me away and I can’t wait to start filming in May! Let the insanity begin!

This series focuses on the real lives Cosplayers have in and out of costume. This isn’t about cosplay competitions or how to make costumes or a documentary, this series is a story about real people going against the odds. Full of ups and downs, passion and struggle, you’ll be surprised how attached you’ll get to these characters!

Alissa Simmons and Justin Schilling backstage for Three Days of Glory shoot!

 

I play one of the principals, Nina, and she is going to be so much fun to play. Donate and you might see it all in high def!

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Hello and welcome to my new website!

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With the support of some amazing people in my life, I was able to move to New York City five years ago and start working as an actor in the film, stage, modeling, and music scene. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my passions and I’m eager to start on bigger and more magical projects in 2015!

I have quite a few film productions I’m already looking forward to this summer and I hope to add more as time passes.

Any exciting news or interesting thoughts I have will be posted here in my blog.

Feel free to check out my past projects and Facebook page!

Til next time!

-A