The Story Gym
Don't sit. Do.
Lindsay writes for New York Magazine’s Grubstreet, and Kognito Interactive, where she scripts interactive training software for medical professionals, educators, and U.S. Veterans.
Member/alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical
Theatre Workshop, the American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC, ESPA/Primary
Stages, and Columbia University.
Alden LaPaglia - Actress
Alden LaPaglia earned her dual BA in Dance and Psychology from Goucher College. A Brooklyn based dancer/singer/actress/choreographer, she's toured nationally in Bye Bye Birdie and danced in NYC with emerging companies including Becky Radway Dance Projects. As the founding director of ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater, she’s produced her own shows and showcased choreography in FAB! Festival, the MuseIAM series, Ballet Arts Experimental Choreography, and Equity showcases including Snorks and Pins' Romeo and Juliet and Angry Birds the Musical. She recently appeared Off-Off Broadway in Michael Horn’s Satire Off-Broadway and is proud to join The Story Gym in The Photo Album.
“The Magic Lingers,” book and lyrics, (Kristen Rosenfeld music) reading at Playwriting Festival at ESPA. Dec. 12 & 13.
“Too Fair,” book and lyrics, (Sissi Liu music) in ESPA’s Detention #14 at Jimmy’s 43. October 5, 2012.
“What Not to Wear Down There” in Grex Group Insomniac Theatre Festival at the Player’s Theatre Loft. July 28, 2012.
“Dead People Don’t Draw Well” in Nylon Fusion’s Independence Day Short Play Festival at the
Gene Frankel Theatre. July 22-23, 2012.
“God’s Bored Game” in ESPA’s Detention #13 at Jimmy’s 43. July 6, 2012.
Microscopic Remains partial reading Playwriting Festival at ESPA. May 23, 2012.
“Anything Goes When Famous” in ESPA’s Detention #12 at Jimmy’s 43. May 3, 2012.
“Science Waits for No Rat” in Caps Lock Theatre’s PU$$YFEST at Joria Production Space. June 8,2012. Also in ESPA’s Detention #11 at Jimmy’s 43. April 6, 2012.
Ph.D. candidate, Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY, 2012 to present.
M.Phil., Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY, February 2012.
M.A. Performance Studies, New York University, May 2006.
B.A. Theatre and English, Florida State University. Magna cum Laude, May 2002.
OTHER NOTABLE TRAINING
Playwriting under Mark Wheatley, Winter Miller, Edwin Sanchez, and Tessa LaNeve.
Kathakali at the Kerala Kalamandalam, India, Winter 2008 and Winter 2010.
Kyōgen and Rakugo under the Okura and Katsura family, Osaka, 2002 - 2005.
Adjunct Lecturer, Theatre Department and Speech Department CUNY (various) Fall 2007 – present. Teaches Improvisation, Introduction to Theatre, Solo Performance Development, Oral Interpretation, and Public Speaking.
Comedy Improvisation, Pennybacker team performing weekly at the People’s Improv Theatre and other venues, New York, 2004 - 2006. Guest Performer at PIT from 2006 – present.
Actress, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, 2003-2004.
Rakugo-kai (Japanese Storyteller), Kansai-area, Japan, 2002-2004.