AUSTIN REED ALLEMAN
ACTOR / MUSICIAN
ACTOR / MUSICIAN
I graduated in May 2016 from the Professional Actor Training Program at SUNY Purchase, New York. Before then I had been acting since the fifth grade.
I was a company member at the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival for two seasons as Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET and Guiderius in CYMBELINE directed by the Royal Shakespeare Companies Rob Clare.
Other credits include Theater 13/Southern Rep's SPRING AWAKENING, NOCCA Stage Companies TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.
Purchase Repertory Theater in New York credits include MARAT/SADE, STAGE DOOR, THE GREEN BIRD, ALL'S WELL, and IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER.
I was a semi-finalist in the English Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center, a Marquee and Storer Boone Award Nominee, and a member of the Actors Equity Membership Candidate Program (EMC).
12.9.2014 / Live at Purchase College
In the studio with the company working on the Caucasian Chalk Circle cast album. Tracks and the 'making of' video coming soon.
Juan Pena - Studio Engineer
Nicole Oranges - Production Manager
Bob Wagoner - Videographer
I am currently the composer / music director / narrator for Purchase Repertory Theater's CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE directed by Christopher McCann. Each night I underscore the entire production with different instruments including, piano, guitar, drums, and vocals. Much of it is done at the same time since it is a one man orchestra. I've written 14 songs in total and taught the company of 12 actors their vocal parts including four part harmonies, individual solos, and even rapping. It's been a blast so far!
I am currently playing Elegba in Purchase Repertory Theater's IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER. I am the music director and composer for the play as well. The music I am writing is heavily influenced by African tribal rhythms mixed with Creole. The company and I are playing djembes, shakers, tambourines, claves, and much more.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
dir. Steve Pink