@ Bklyn bred & Award-winning Renaissance WomXn
Alida is currently completing The Mohawk Trail, starring alongside film & theatre-maven, Catherine Eaton (The Sounding).
She is the founder of KALIDASCOPE Media, a multimedia production company sharing a collective of stories that inspires new perspectives on ourselves, on others, & the world(s) unknown. Alida is a proud Wing Woman & company member with National Disability Theatre– that is radically transforming theatrical practices by telling stories through a lens of disability culture.
Selected credits: In A Sentimental Mood (2018 MassIFF Best Actress Award); OFF-BROADWAY: world-premiere of Charles Mee's Soot and Spit, Dir. Kim Weild, New Ohio Theatre (2018 NYITA Outstanding Performance Art Production & NYT Critic's Pick); The Fall, Dir. Jane Arnfield, SoHo Playhouse. REGIONAL: Night Witches - Phase II (Hylton Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Muse) ; Boston's world-premiere of Ouroboros Trilogy, Dir. Michael Counts, Cutler Majestic Theater.
Recent producing credits: LORDES directed by Katherine Wilkinson & written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward (New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory). The Art of Sisters: Tales & Letters by the Brontës (sold-out run!) at American Irish Historical Society, Jaclyn Bethany’s developing mini-series The Rehearsal, & Jetty– currently in the film fest circuit.
An ongoing contributor for Constellation Magazine, Alida has photographed the editorials for artists including Ani Simon-Kennedy, Millicent Simmonds, Sonejuhi Sinha, & Elizabeth Wood. As part of the 2016 NYS Pavilion New Ideas Competition, Alida received the Queens Borough award for “Pavilion Park” which was featured in the Wall Street Journal & at the Queens Museum.
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~ Dutch + ITalian Descent
~ The name Alida = “little-winged one”
~ Retired Professional ballerina
~ Antenna friends @ . . @ #Hardofhearing
~ Loves Sunday Jazz, Jane Goodall, Black RAspberry Ice-cream
~ BFA in Dance with minors in Costume Design & Photography
Mustard is Underrated ;)
Cast in “Grapefruit,” Written/Directed by Spanish Director, Pedro Tamames
Proof of concept = completed.
Fundraising beginning soon!
Cast as Mistress Mary Seton in A reading of
Maxwell Anderson’s “Mary of Scotland”
with First Flight Productions at Columbia University
Presented at the American Irish Historical Society
A sold out run & a “heartfelt performance by all the actors” - Bronte Historical Society.
New York Deaf Theatre’s workshop of The Red Shoes
Directed by Beth Applebaum (I Was Most Alive With You, Playwrights)