Local Sydney actor Alyssa Stevenson (22) is launching her first theatre and film company in October named ‘The Queens Move’. It will aim to showcase female writers or plays and films with strong female leads. Alyssa is passionate about the film and theatre industry in Sydney but feels that it is lacking gender equality (as well as diversity) in films and theatre shows. She wants to create more opportunities for woman and restore gender equality to the Australian screens and stage.

The Queens Move has recently received residency at Mr Falcons in Glebe, to host play readings and play/film script development readings, which will commence October 4th 2016. Alyssa will be also launching her company the same night, as well as announcing the company’s first show and cast. The Queens Move will be also launching their ‘Drama Queens’ Program at the end of the year. A free after school drama class, for female youths in the suburbs of Sydney, aiming to provide girls with the opportunity of establishing a network of like-minded individuals in their areas and potentially collaborate on ideas with each other.

Alyssa Stevenson graduated from Newtown Highschool of Performing Arts. Upon graduation, she received a scholarship to attend the The LA Hybrid TVI Studios Acting Conservatory. While living in LA, Alyssa was the lead in The Dark Side of the Moon at The Next Stage Theatre Company. She is a graduate of the NIDA Actors Studio, The Atlantic Acting Schools Summer Intensive and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Acting of Contemporary Screen Media at the International Screen Academy.

Alyssa has worked in film and theatre in both Sydney and LA, and is a trained Latin American and Ballroom Dancer. Alyssa recently wrapped on the film HYDE, set to be released in October 2016, and just completed principal photography on the web series Mosman Now, as well as playing Gwendolen Fairfax in Bondi and Eastern Suburbs Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Alyssa is currently in rehearsals for The Women, a 1930s comedy-drama focussing on the lives of the women in Manhattans elite. She will be playing one of the leads, Crystal Allen, a manipulative salesgirl who seduces the husbands of Manhattans upper class.