@ Bklyn bred & Award-winning Renaissance WomXn
Alida is currently completing The Mohawk Trail, starring alongside film & theatre-maven, Catherine Eaton (The Sounding). This summer, Alida is producing LORDES directed by Katherine Wilkinson & written by Gethsemane Herron-Coward as part of the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory. With the strength of dozens of women, Audre Lorde writes her last poem before illness stills her pen. This production is built with & performed by an ensemble of women who celebrate Audre Lorde's legacy & who are committed to building the future embodied by Lorde's visceral poetry & tireless activism.
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: 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)