What they're saying:
On King John:
"Leah Alfieri as the young would-be King Arthur brings a tremendous awkward innocence to the part that jumps ably between pitiably endearing and surprisingly funny."
--Thomas Burns Scully, OnStage
On Romeo & Juliet: "Alfieri is a punky Mercutio and makes the character gleefully brash and impudent. Her death scene is the most impressively staged of the night and required some stunt work."
--Kathy Lauer-Williams, The Morning Call
On Dead Lunch, or Who Prays for Bad Weather? "...I could not wait for the next appearance of the busboy. I became increasingly eager for the lights to dim again because I knew I was going to get to see Leah Alfieri reenact another Sean rumor with swagger."
--Ashley Cooper, Theatre is Easy
Leah Alfieri (they/them) is a Virginia-raised, NYC-based actor / musician / writer / model / aspiring contortionist / amateur baker. They hold a BA in Theatre (acting concentration) from Muhlenberg College, where they were able to train in classical verse, devised performance, improvisation, and acting for the camera, among many other pursuits. Leah is a (very) dedicated practitioner of the Alexander Technique, taught by the radiant Melissa Brown.
Some favorite performances include nine audacious shows over four seasons with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company, the poignant and magical Food For The Gods as part of the La MaMa Puppet Series, and as Cordelia/The Fool in Teatro Delle Due’s King Lear, touring about picturesque Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Leah (you can also call them Lee!) values kindness and honesty in all matters, and lives a radically Queer lifestyle. Leah is a violinist with NYC’s Queer Urban Orchestra, and a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line. In their spare time, Leah nurses many hobbies — including bread baking, contortion, and learning about cephalopods. (Did you know that many color-changing octopuses are color-blind? How do they do it?! (Seriously, please tell me if you know.))