Allison Porta

Last updated

May 2, 2020


Allison is newly relocated to the Twin Cities from New York City. She earned her MFA in Acting from East 15 Acting School and has trained and performed internationally with MXAT and GITIS of Moscow, The Globe Theatre and Arcola Theatre of London. She specializes in physical theatre and devising but her practice is based in Stanislavsky.


In addition to her acting work Allison is a third generation student of Rudolf Laban and teaches Laban for Actors workshops.



Allison Porta


Height: 5'10"    |     Hair: Dark Blonde     |     Eyes: Blue/Gray

The Triumph of Love - Princess Leonide - Hudson Warehouse (dir: Emily Parman)
Annoyed at the Ballpark (Premiere) - Aspen - The Barrington Collective (dir: Dillon Heape)
Roulette (Premiere) - Lucy  - The Barrington Collective (dir: Nathan Markiewicz)

Frantic Assembly Advanced Training Performance - Performer - Hackney Showroom dir: Simon Pittman. Krista Vuori
Come Back to the 5 & Dime… - Stella May - Tristan Bates Theatre dir: Tony Graham
Book of Days  (UK Premiere) - Ruth Hoch - Arcola Theatre dir: Mehmet Ergen
Faust: Parts 1 & 2  - Director / God / Mephisto - Corbett Theatre dir: Nick Bagnall
Rats’ Tales (Devised Work) - Pied Piper / Rat - Corbett Theatre dir: Susie Shreeve
Once In A Lifetime - Helen Hobart / Groom - Battersea Arts Centre dir: Robin Sneller
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Egeus / Moth - Shakespeare’s Globe dir: Jacqui Somerville

Into the Woods - Florinda - Sponberg Stage dir: Ken Stevens
The King and I - Anna - Cathedral Players dir: Sharon Wyrembelski
Fiddler on the Roof - Fruma Sarah - Cathedral Players dir: Sharon Wyrembelski
How I Learned to Drive - Lil’ Bit - Ann Arbor Civic Studio dir: Kat Walsh             
The Cherry Orchard - Ranevskaya - MXAT USA dir: Alexandre Marine         
The Laramie Project - Narrator - Arthur Miller Theatre dir: Kat Walsh             
The Exonerated - Sonia “Sunny” Jacobs - Quirk Stage dir: Lee Stille    
Reefer Madness - Chorus - Sponberg Stage dir: Phillip Simmons      


East 15 Acting School - MFA Acting 

  Acting: Robin Sneller, Monique Wilson  |  Voice: Christina Gutekunst, Colin Sell  |  Film: Jonathan Firth | Movement: Tracy Collier, Marcin Rudy, Fabio Culora
Russian Academy of Dramatic Arts (GITIS) Residency
   Acting: Aleksey Litvin  |  Movement: Maria Shmaevich
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Residency
   Acting: Jacqui Somerville  |  Movement: Glynn MacDonald  |  Text: Giles Block  |  Voice: Martin McKellan
Stanislavsky Summer School (MXAT USA)
   Acting: Mikhail Lobanov, Sasha Rezalin, Alexandre Marine  |  Movement: Natasha Federova
Eastern Michigan University - BA Theatre Arts
   Acting: Terry Heck-Seibert, Pirooz Aghssa  |  Voice: Pirooz Aghssa, Lee Stille  |  Movement: Phil Simmons


Special Skills
Saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone)  /  Ukulele  /  Singing Voice: C3-C6  /  Sight-reading  /  Accents and Dialects  /  Movement  /  Yoga  /  Horseback Riding  /  Knitting  /  Licensed driver  /  Hand elephant

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