In Conversation

In this 2018 Conversation, Alida Rose Delaney talks about being a late bloomer, Jane Goodall, learning to embrace her antenna friends in the industry, and the blessing to be yourself in performance without judgement.

Alida Rose Delaney

is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist & native New Yorker. She received her BFA in Dance with concentrations in Costume Design & Photography from Marymount Manhattan College.

Alida’s production company KALIDASCOPE Media, a riff on her first name, was launched in 2019 with the headlining podcast Kalidascopes and the films The Mohawk Trail (Dir. Alvin Case) & Speak in Colour both in the developmental stages.

Selected theatre, film/tv credits include: In A Sentimental Mood (Dir. Michelle Gold) *2018 MassIFF Best Actress, Best Feature, Best Writing. World-Premiere of Obie-Award winner Charles Mee's Soot and Spit (Dir. Kim Weild @ New Ohio Theatre) *NYITA Nominee, NYT Critic's Pick. Boston's World-Premiere of Ouroboros Trilogy (Dir. Michael Counts @ Cutler Majestic Theater). "Fringe Encores" The Fall (Dir. Jane Arnfield @ SoHo Playhouse). #1 Show at the "Broadway Bound Festival" Long Lost John: A Lennon Family Story by Eddie Zareh (Dir. Carlton Ward @ 14th St. Y). Co-Producer & Actor of Night Witches Phase II Tour @ Hylton Performing Arts Center, The Muse, Dixon Place. Red Feather (Dir. Alexia Salingaros)

In 2017 Alida made her producing debut with Night Witches on its first Off-Broadway tour in New York & D.C. areas. Earlier this year, Alida served as Consultant Producer to the upcoming film, Jetty - sharing her own experience as a hard-of-hearing woman. She is currently the Associate Producer for film maven Jaclyn Bethany’s The Rehearsal, inspired by August Strindbergs Miss Julie with an all-star cast that includes Caitlin Carver (I, Tonya; Netflix’s Dear White People) & Tina Benko (Roundabout's The Cherry Orchard; Ivo Van Hove’s The Crucible).

An ongoing contributor for Constellation Magazine, Alida has photographed the editorials for artists including Ani Simon-Kennedy, Millicent Simmonds, Sonejuhi Sinha, & Elizabeth Wood. Her artwork has been featured in the Hewitt Gallery of Art & the George Billis Gallery in New York. As part of the 2016 New York State Pavilion New Ideas Competition, Alida & architect Cesar Juarez received the Queens Borough award for their “Pavilion Park”. Their design was exhibited at the Queens Museum, & featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as numerous architectural publications. She continues to collaborate with internationally recognized artists’ Paul B. Goode, Daniel Murtagh, & Jorge Tacla on selected gallery exhibitions.

As an artist, Alida is an advocate for promoting inclusivity for those with dis(abilities) in the work/creative space.

  In A Sentimental Mood   WINNER of:    BEST ACTRESS |   BEST FEATURE | BEST WRITING

In A Sentimental Mood WINNER of:

BEST ACTRESS | BEST FEATURE | BEST WRITING

  Soot and Spit   NOMINATION for:    COSTUME DESIGN  &  PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION

Soot and Spit NOMINATION for:

COSTUME DESIGN & PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION

...The relationship between Nina (Alida Rose Delaney) & Polina... was one of the more tender & interesting portrayals of emerging love between women that I’ve seen recently.
— D.C. Metro Thatre Arts
Presented with Ms. Weild’s company... it puts its money where its mouth is, casting-wise, nudging us to consider more deeply the notion of artists who don’t fit the standard mold.
— NYT Critic's Pick

What's Up NOw

 
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2018 MASSIFF's

BEST ACTRESS AWARD! 

For In A Sentimental Mood, other awards include:

  • Best Feature

  • Best Writing

An interview from our host Chris Bethune at the 2018 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival www.MassIFF.org

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Collaboration with painter, Jorge Tacla

On an upcoming exhibition.

 
 

Recent Highlights

← For past Years

 
 
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Kim Hoeckele’s Rosy-Crimson

Incorporating multiple translations of The Odyssey.

October 7th - Queens International 2018: Volumes biennial exhibition


New York Innovative Theatre Nomination Announcement

Soot and Spit

  • Outstanding Performance Art Production

  • Outstanding Costume Design


Long Lost John was #1 Show of Broadway Bound Festival


Paul B. Goode Exhibition

 

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Red Feather's Short Film

Written & Directed by Alexia Salingaros (Tribeca Film Fest & SXSW filmmaker).


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Mutiny Film Screening @ TheaterLab


St. Anns Warehouse Gala


RIAM Benefit @ IRish Historical Society

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Van Alen Spring Benefit


92Y's Music Theater Development Lab - RPT

Under Courtney Laine Self & Stephen Cyr

Saturday, April 28th + Sunday, April 29th @ 8pm


Shoot with Daniel Murtagh


This drama invites us to really look at ourselves (or not.) Delightfully alive/stuck cellist Maisie (ALIDA ROSE DELANEY)... are so perfectly cast that I feel I have already met them... It is not fair to make a box around any of them, and it is not fair to do so in “real” life. We are too complex for that, and MESSAGES helps us see that complexity. When sitting in a room with emotions writ so large and so palpable, it is hard to make a distinction between audience and actor.
— Victoriab:culture
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In A Sentimental Mood

Official selection!


Devour Me Film Release

Written & Directed by Michael S. Miller

Cinematography by Nicolas J. Capra


Night Witches Phase II

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Night Witches is one of those plays that is so well written that it draws you in immediately and refuses to let go until it has taken what it wants. The creativity and passion of its seven creators is obvious and should carry it far beyond its current incarnation...
— D.C. Metro Theater Arts

Skerry's Workshop Reading

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Written/Directed by: Christy Jones (Broadway's Philadelphia Here I Come)

Lambay Productions

 

4 Sisters gather on the eve of their older sister's wedding, to sing old songs; but the impending marriage brings to light each woman's anxiety about love, freedom, & happiness for their future life; sharpening long standing resentments between them.


Challenging Beauty Norms

Presenting Adore Me's Social Media Campaign–a video highlighting their mission of "lingerie for every body." The campaign showcases women who are challenging social norms and who want to share their story.

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Headshot + Resume

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