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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 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.

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What's Happening

Alyssa can currently be seen at the Strasburg Railroad as Rose Holt in The Show Must Go On!, and just closed their stunt spectacular: The Bonnie & Clyde Experience as Bonnie Parker. Up next she can be seen in their Halloween spook-tacular, The Legacy of Sleepy Hollow, as Isabel Crane. 

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Resume

Equity Membership Candidate

*indicates role performed

"indicates role originated

^indicates show written or written in part by Alyssa

REGIONAL

STUNT / 

THEME PARK

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

Santa's Paradise Express 2022

The Night Before Christmas 2022

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

Female Vocalist Cover

Vocalist / Show Captain

Vocalist / Show Captain

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

Shear Madness

Pinkalicious

Miracle on 34th Street

The Descendants

Junie B. Jones Musical

The Snow Queen

Peace, Love, & Cupcakes

Into the Woods Jr.

Ever After

Junie B. Jones

U/S Barbara

Dr. Wink / Bird

Ensemble / Clerk / Child Wrangler

Cruella De Vil

May / Camille

Garden Witch / Various

Ms. Shotlan / Ditzy Girl

Rapunzel

Ugly Stepsister

Lucielle

Fulton 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

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

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

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
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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