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About Alyssa

Actor | Fighter | Playwrite

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Born in Lancaster, PA, Alyssa is an actress who got her start on the local stages of her hometown at the age of 8. A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Alyssa is an avid reader, writer, and Dungeons and Dragons player. Alyssa's specialities include stage combat, stunts, comedy, and a love of Shakespeare. She loves the bard so much, she TA'd her college's Classical Verse course.

She first learned stage combat under Fight Master Michael G. Chin, with her introductions to Rapier & Dagger, Broadsword, and Knife. She also has much experience with being a Fight Captain, serving in the position for the Strasburg Railroad Entertainment's 2021, 2022, and 2023 stunt productions.

Alyssa also enjoys writing when she is not on stage. She co-wrote two of Strasburg Railroad Entertainment's 2023/2024 productions: The Show Must Go On, a murder mystery aboard their luxurious Parlor Car, and Bonnie & Clyde, their summer stunt  spectacular in which she played half of the famous duo: Bonnie Parker. She is currently in development for 2 new scripts for their 2025 season of her own devising. Stay tuned!

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What's Happening?

Now Playing

Alyssa is currently at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre as the female swing and child supervisor in their production of  The Full Monty. On top of this, she is in rehearsals for their upcoming production of The Sound of Music in which she is ensemble and US Frau Schmidt. She is also directing their production of The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition this summer, and is the acting instructor for their Broadway Bound summer camp.

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Resume

Equity Membership Candidate

*indicates role performed

"indicates role originated

^indicates show written or written in part by Alyssa

REGIONAL

CHILDREN'S THEATRE

The Rainbow Fish Musical

Pinkalicious

The Descendants

Junie B. Jones Musical

The Snow Queen

Peace, Love, & Cupcakes

Into the Woods Jr.

Ever After

Junie B. Jones

  Ms. Minnow

  Dr. Wink / Bird

  Cruella De Vil

  May / Camille

  Garden Witch / Various

  Ms. Shotlan / Ditzy Girl

  Rapunzel

  Ugly Stepsister

  Lucielle

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

STUNT / 

THEME PARK

Mrs. Claus: How Bout a Hand | Revue Show 2023

  Elf / US Mrs. Claus

The Night Before Christmas 2023

  Vocalist

The Legacy of Sleepy Hollow 2023

  Isabel Crane / Fight Captain

The Bonnie & Clyde Stunt Spectacular^

  Bonnie Parker"

The Show Must Go On, a Murder Mystery^

  Rose Holt"

Vaudeville

  Female Vocalist Cover

Santa's Paradise Express 2022

  Vocalist / Show Captain

The Night Before Christmas 2022

  Vocalist / Show Captain

The Legacy of Sleepy Hollow 2022

The Great Diamond Heist 2022

Thomas Live! 2022

Dead Men Ride No Rails, a Murder Mystery

The Great Diamond Heist 2021

  Isabel Crane / Fight Captain

  Ruby Rich / Fight Captain

  Female Vocalist Cover*

  Duchess of Essingwedge/

  Lady Windlebee*

  Ruby Rich" / Fight Captain

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

Strasburg Railroad

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE

O War: An Adaption of Henry VI

Julius Caesar

Machinal

Glory: An Adaption of Henry VI

The Other Room

Relative Strangers

Face Forward

Face Forward

  Dog of War/ Fight Captain

  Marc Antony

  Lawyer for the Prosecution

  Clown

  Talbott

  Marie Barrett

  Rebecca

  Various

Troy Dwyer / Claire Warden

Julia Baker

Lou Jacob

Holly Cate

Irene Martinko

Connor Harrison

Hannah Meyer

Beck Goodman

The Sound of Music

The Full Monty

Ragtime

The Mousetrap

A Christmas Carol

Shear Madness

Miracle on 34th Street

Ensemble, U/S Frau Schmidt

U/S Estelle, Joanie. Susan*

  Female Swing, U/S Emma Goldman

  U/S Mollie, U/S Miss Casewell, U/S   

  Mrs. Boyle

  U/S Mrs. Cratchit, U/S Mrs.

  Fezziwig, U/S Mrs. Mops

  U/S Barbara

  Ensemble / Clerk

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Fulton Theatre

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Education & Training

Alyssa double majored in Theatre and English at Muhlenberg College, and graduated cum laude with a BA in both fields.

During her time in school she spent a semester abroad at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. There she studied physical theatre techniques such as Grotowski, Hart, Lecoq, and Neutral Mask, in addition to Commedia dell’Arte, Voice in the Mask, and Alexander Technique

Dance & Movement

18 years of dance training:
Lancaster School of Ballet
Carol's Academy of Dance
Morton's Dance Studio
Muhlenberg College
Dance Styles
Grotowski Movement | Nhandan Chirco

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Lyrical

Modern

Hip Hop

Ballroom

Singing, Voice, & Speech

Vocal Training (singing):
         Joanne Abrom
         Rebecca Achenbach
         Patricia Budlong
         Jen Felty
Voice in the Mask | Dory Rebekah Sibley
Voice Acting Classes:
         James Murray of A3 Agency
         Pam Goldman of Buchwald Agency

Additional Training

Shakespeare / Classical Verse | Troy Dwyer
On Camera | Holly Cate
Commedia dell'Arte | Giangiacomo Colli
Directing | Margarett Perry
Intimacy Training | Claire Warden

Special Skills

Sketch Comedy, improv, crochet, embroidery, sewing (I worked in the costume shop in college!). Can whistle and wink and burp on command. One handed cartwheel (right side). Valid driver’s license and valid passport. Fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Mascot experience. Elementary Spanish and Elementary Italian. 1.5 years of fencing; unarmed and quarterstaff stage combat experience, high fall experience. Accents: RP, Cockney, Scottish, Irish, Russian, Southern. Full clearances to work with children in PA (I’m a substitute teacher). I also play Dungeons and Dragons on the internet!

See Alyssa's stage combat and stunt training, experience, her combat reel, video clips, and more!

Stage Combat

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